Fall 2023 Interdisciplinary Insights Welcome Letter

Interdisciplinary Insights: the newsletter of the ASRC

Happy Fall semester to all! We’re entering our 10th year at CUNY ASRC, and these recent times have seen tremendously constructive news that we’re excited to share.

In September, Mark Hauber joined the CUNY ASRC as its new executive director. A practicing behavioral ecologist, neuroscientist, and conservation biologist, Mark returns to New York City from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He previously held STEM leadership roles at CUNY, and he’s now excited to help advance the ASRC’s mission to be a powerhouse of interdisciplinary research and STEM-profession diversity.

CUNY Graduate Center Dean for Sciences Josh Brumberg recently left his role as the ASRC’s interim executive director, and he is now serving as interim president of the Graduate Center. We are grateful to him for his continued work championing the CUNY ASRC across the university and beyond.

Please enjoy the news in this issue of Interdisciplinary Insights. It includes star-powered grant announcements from the Moore Foundation and National Science Foundation,  a look at the nano mysteries of snail mucus and more. And let us know if you would like to tour our lab facilities.

We are thankful for and wish all of our researchers, staff, and students a productive semester. Happy reading!

Josh Brumberg and Mark Hauber