• Neuroscience Initiative Newsletter – Fall 2023

    Message from the Director Welcome to the Fall edition of our Newsletter. As we are entering the Holiday Season, feelings of warmth, peace, joy and celebration find home in our heart, while we are faced with the painful awareness of so much sorrow all around the world. At this moment, within the Initiative, we try Read More [...]

  • Welcoming the Newest Members of the CUNY ASRC

    Nanoscience Initiative Wasiq Mahmood, undergraduate student Serter Lüleburgaz, postdoctoral researcher Conor Andrews, high school student Yan Rigual-Rosado, undergraduate student Muhtasim Syed, undergraduate student Emmet Shermanm, CUNY ASRC staff member Julianne Villar, undergraduate student María Pérez Ferreiro, short-term scholar Shayan Salehian, Ph.D. rotation student Hema Kuntrapakam, postdoctoral researcher Supreet Kaur, postdoctoral researcher Surya Marjit, master's student Read More [...]

  • Announcing the Epigenetics Core Pilot Research Award

    We are pleased to announce the 2023 Epigenetics Core Pilot Award Winner, Dr. Melendez-Vasquez! Thank you to all who participated! We appreciate the opportunity to support your research and look forward to the critical insights you will uncover using our solutions. June 26, 2023 In order to understand the vast complexity of biology, researchers must Read More [...]

  • Mark Hauber to Lead the Advanced Science Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center

    New York, NY, July 20,2023 — The City University of New York Graduate Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Hauber as the executive director of its Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC). Established in 2014, the CUNY ASRC is a world-class STEM research and education institution dedicated to interdisciplinary science that addresses Read More [...]

  • City of Science: Climate Change and Health

    Climate change increasingly affects many areas of our lives, but little attention is paid to how it is affecting our health. Research shows the significant impact of climate change on childbearing, nutrition, stress, and our overall physical and mental wellbeing. Patrizia Casaccia, Einstein Professor of Biology and Biochemistry and Director of the Neuroscience Initiative at the Read More [...]

  • Neuroscience Initiative Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2023

    Message From the Director As the spring semester comes to an end, we welcome new members to the Neuroscience Initiative and are glad to look back at and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members. We celebrated Brain Awareness Week in March with a series of live and online activities Read More [...]

  • Brain Awareness Week Roundup

    The Neuroscience Initiative had another successful Brain Awareness Week with a mixture of both virtual and in-person events. Here’s a recap! Professor Pinar Ayata visited a local elementary school and taught children about the fascinating world of neuroscience — exciting those little minds. Spectacular images of the brain and how it functions were posted on Read More [...]

  • The City University of New York and the Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai Announce Three Climate Change Health Impact Grant Award Winners

    The Partnership between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the Center on Health and Environment Across the LifeSpan (HEALS) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is announcing the allocation of $141,000 in pilot grant awards for the Climate Change Health Impact Interdisciplinary Research Initiative Program.  The CUNY-HEALS Partnership’s goal is to build collaboration between Read More [...]

  • New Climate Change and Health Funding for Faculty

    Graduate Center and ASRC faculty are encouraged to apply for this opportunity, created in partnership with Mount Sinai. [...]

  • Pinar Ayata Receives the CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering

    Each brain has an army of primary immune cells called Microglia. While these cells usually participate in normal brain processes and protect our brain from injuries and infections, they can become dysfunctional as we age and trigger dementia-causing diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Genetics plays a role in the risk for these diseases, but studies show Read More [...]