Columbia Neuroscientist Christopher Henderson Joins Advisory Board

Christopher E. Henderson, a neuroscientist who is co-director of Columbia University’s Motor Neuron Center, has joined the ASRC Advisory Board. Dr. Henderson, a professor of pathology, cell biology, neuroscience and neurology, specializes in motor neuron development and pathology. His focus is on the motor neuron diseases ALS and spinal muscular atrophy. After joining Columbia’s Center for […]

ASRC in the News: Business Boot Camp for Scientists

Gillian Small, CUNY’s vice chancellor for research and the executive director of the Advanced Science Research Center, is spearheading a $3.7 million National Science Foundation grant designed to help scientists fast-track their research to the marketplace. The initiative was featured recently by the New York Daily News: CUNY science-business boot camp fosters research-to-marketplace […]

Delivering Water From Disaster

Some 350 experts from around the world recently issued the Bonn Declaration on Global Water Supply — a sobering report on our conflicted relationship with water and the consequences of decades of thoughtless neglect and misguided decisions. Charles J. Vörösmarty, director of the ASRC’s Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, was part of the team that drafted the […]

NSF Awards $3.7 Million for Research-to-Marketplace Initiative

(CUNY Newswire)  In a move designed to fast-track research to the marketplace, the National Science Foundationhas awarded a three-year $3.74 million grant to a collaboration between The City University of New York, Columbia University and New York University. Known as the NSF I-Corps New York City Regional Innovation Node, or NYCRIN, the new entity will […]

Reshaping Research From the Ground Up

Rising from a yawning pit of earth and rocks, the Advanced Science Research Center is quickly moving from imagined to real: A gleaming glass structure well on its way toward completion.

CUNY Plans Hub for Innovation

In an important step in its advancement of science and commitment to becoming a more entrepreneurial university, CUNY will soon open a new office aimed at helping faculty researchers fast-track their discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. The University is finalizing a lease to house the new CUNY Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship a […]

White House Reappoints Vörösmarty to Arctic Commission

Charles J. Vörösmarty, director of the ASRC’s Environmental CrossRoads initiative, has been reappointed to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, an independent federal agency that advises the president and Congress on climate change and other environmental research policies. Vörösmarty’s reappointment by President Obama was announced by the White House on August 7. He was first appointed […]