2017 CUNY ASRC Seed Grant Winners Announced

Faculty and researchers from throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) system have been selected as 2017 CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Seed Grant winners.

The CUNY ASRC Seed Grant program is a funding opportunity for CUNY faculty to create research relationships at the ASRC, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research approaches within the five core initiatives at the center: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, and the Environmental Sciences. These grants will fund research between CUNY tenured and tenure-track faculty and permanent faculty at the ASRC, and are up to a maximum of $10,000 for a one-year period.

For more information about the ASRC Seed Grant Program, please click here.

The Winners:

Ian Alberts, LaGuardia Community College
Design of Potent ARNT (HIF-1Beta) Small Molecule Inhibitors Using a Novel Synergistic Drug Discovery Workflow
ASRC Co-Investigator: Kevin Gardner, Structural Biology

Jose Anadon, Queens College
Effect of urbanization on the trophic ecology of obligate scavengers
ASRC Co-Investigator: Brian Giebel, Environmental Sciences

Gilda Barabino, City College of New York
A Novel Tunable Supramolecular Hydrogel for Articular Cartilage Regeneration
ASRC Co-Investigator: Rein Ulijn, Nanoscience

Nicolas Biais, Brooklyn College
CryoEM Characterization of Type IV pili quaternary structure polymorphism
ASRC Co-Investigator: Amedee des Georges, Structural Biology

John Dennehy, Queens College
Does a Host-Acquired Factor Impact Fitness on Subsequent Hosts in an RNA Virus?
ASRC Co-Investigator: Rinat Abzalimov, Structural Biology

Nicolas Giovambattista, Brooklyn College
Water-Responsive Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage
ASRC Co-Investigator: Xi Chen, Nanoscience

Konstantinos Krampis, Hunter College
Next-generation environmental DNA monitoring: bioinformatics tools to understand global biodiversity.
ASRC Co-Investigator: Kevin Gardner, Structural Biology; Patrizia Casaccia, Neuroscience; Rein Ulijn, Nanoscience

David Lindo Atichati, College of Staten Island
Effects of ocean model resolution on predictions of climate change impacts on estuarine-dependent fishes of the mid-Atlantic Bight
ASRC Co-Investigator: Zachary Tessler, Environmental Sciences

Alan Lyons, College of Staten Island
Interfacial structure of an anti-reflective and anti-soiling nano-structured fluoropolymer coating on glass.
ASRC Co-Investigator: Tai-De Li, Nanoscience

David Mootoo, Hunter College
Synthetic Lectins as Reagents for Carbohydrate Synthesis
ASRC Co-Investigator: Adam Braunschweig, Nanoscience

Adrian Rodriguez-Contreras, City College of New York
Analysis of gene expression during auditory system development of rat pups reared by low and high caring mothers
ASRC Co-Investigator: Jia Liu, Neuroscience

Rebecca Spokony, Baruch College
Characterization of Enhancers Controlled by both Ecdysone and Juvenile Hormone
ASRC Co-Investigator: Ye He, Neuroscience

Sophia Suarez, Brooklyn College
Studying the Pressure and Additives Induced Dynamics in CO2 and CH4 hosting Gas Hydrates
ASRC Co-Investigator: Elisa Riedo, Nanoscience

Monica Trujillo, Queensborough Community College
Does the microbiota from the soil affect the mice gut microbiota?
ASRC Co-Investigator: Patrizia Casaccia, Neuroscience

Sihong Wang, City College of New York
Development of a hybrid 3D microfluidic cell array using PDMS and PMMA to simulate in vivo tissue architecture
ASRC Co-Investigator: Jacob Trevino, NanoFabrication Facility