Announcing the First Eliasoph Fellowship Winners!

Eliasoph fellows Christopher Ryan and Yeojin Jung
2022 Eliasoph fellows (left) Christopher Ryan and (right) Yeojin Jung


Congratulations to Christopher Ryan and Yeojin Jung for being named the first Dr. Joan Eliasoph Fellows for Early Career STEM Researchers! The fellowship, whose namesake paved a distinguished radiology career over eight decades, will support early-stage research in basic science at the CUNY ASRC. The fellowship will be awarded annually to two early career scientists in the process of building their technical and professional skills as CUNY doctoral students.

Ryan studies Earth and Environmental Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center and is a member of Professor Peter Groffman’s lab at the CUNY ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative. He aims to develop methodologies that integrate social and physical scientific approaches. “I believe that an integrated approach of sociobiogeochemistry is necessary to deepen discourse related to future land-use management in order to achieve environmental justice.”

Jung studies Chemical Engineering at The City College of New York and at the CUNY ASRC Nanoscience Initiative as a member in Profession Xi Chen’s lab. She plans to become a professor who develops functional soft materials at a research-intensive university. Jung also aspires to educate students, especially those from groups that are under-represented in STEM. “I have been very fortunate to have women mentors who always encouraged me to pursue my dream in academia,” says Jung. “As a female Asian scholar, I want to follow in their footsteps to empower and prepare women and minority students in the soft materials field.”