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Annette C. Gray Named Associate Dean for the Sciences and Executive Director of the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY

Gray comes to The Graduate Center from NYU Langone Health, where she has directed the Neuroscience Institute. New York, May 29, 2019 — The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Annette “Nina” C. Gray as associate dean for the sciences and executive director of […]

Illuminating Science with Liquid Light

On a recent Friday evening inside the reclaimed planetarium of The City College of New York’s Marshak Science Building, a group of students, faculty, local artists and other guests sat transfixed by a constantly morphing liquid light show projected onto the domed ceiling. In the corner of the room, artist Steve Pavlovsky mixed a bit […]

ASRC Neuroscience Initiative Director Patrizia Casaccia Receives the Prestigious NINDS R35 Award from the National Institutes of Health

The highly competitive eight–year research grant will provide up to $9.17 million to fund innovative research on the molecular signals regulating glial cell function in the healthy brain New York, May 1, 2019 – Patrizia Casaccia, founding director of the Neuroscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center, CUNY and […]

Andrea Alù Receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship

The Defense Department’s most prestigious single-investigator award will provide $3 million to support Alù’s effort to engineer highly innovative materials for thermal wave manipulation NEW YORK, May 2, 2019 — Andrea Alù, founding director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advance Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Einstein Professor of Physics at The […]

Body Mass Index May Play a Significant Role in the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

A new longitudinal study finds a link between blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis patients who are overweight and obese NEW YORK, April 11, 2019  — A newly published paper in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients […]

Recent Study on Declining Snowpack Levels by ASRC Researcher Andrew Reinmann Featured in The Maple News

Details of ASRC Researcher Andrew Reinmann’s latest study on the effect of declining snowpack levels on sugar maple trees have been featured in The Maple News: A loss of snowpack, and in turn a deeper frost layer, dramatically reduces the ability of the sugar maple to take up water and nutrients through frost damaged roots, according to researchers. […]

Researchers Create Molecules with Strong Anti-Zika Virus Potential

The finding might also have application in developing anti-parasite, anti-cancer and antibacterial treatments New York, April 4, 2019 – The Zika virus is widely known for causing microcephaly and other brain defects in the fetuses of pregnant, infected women. Currently, there are no approved antiviral therapies specifically designed to treat Zika, but researchers at the […]