2015 CUNY ASRC Seed Program Winners

More than a dozen faculty from throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) system were selected as 2015 CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Seed Grant winners.

Learn more about the ASRC Seed Grant Program.

The Winners:

Maria Contel
Brooklyn College
“Improving selectivity and delivery of potential organometallic-based cancer chemotherapeutics by using peptide- and carbohydrate- amphiphiles as mobile nanocarriers”

Jean Gaffney
Baruch College
“Structural and Biophysical Characterization of Novel Fluorescent Proteins from Marine Organisms”

Nancy Greenbaum
Hunter College
“Use of 19F-NMR techniques to probe conformational change associated with RNA-protein interaction”

Matthew Johnson
Lehman College
“Optimization and Strategy in Regional Hydroelectric Plant Management and Siting”

Lia Krusin-Elbaum
City College of New York
“Manipulating Surface Plasmons in Topological Insulator Superlattices”

William Latimer
Lehman College
“Assessing the Impact of Green and Rehabilitated Housing on Health in the Bronx, NY”

Syed Mujtaba
Medgar Evers College
“Structure Function Analysis of Transcriptional Coactivator CBP HAT and Ligand CM354”

Eugenia Naro-Maciel
College of Staten Island
“Sequencing New York City’s “Aquanome”: Freshwater environmental DNA in a mosaic of human impact”

Monica Trujillo
Queensborough Community College
“Below-ground diversity of New York City soils”

Raymond Tu
City College of New York
“Microbubble stabilization using self-assembled networks of dipeptide amphiphiles”

Ioana Voiculescu
City College of New York
“Nanogenerator for Energy Harvesting from the Natural Motions of the Heart based on Piezoelectric Nanoribbons”

Brian Zeglis
Hunter College
“89Zr-Labeled Self-Assembled Peptide Amphiphiles for the Non-Invasive PET Imaging of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Expression Levels in Aggressive Prostate Cancer”

Shuiqni Zhou
College of Staten Island
“Enzyme triggered assembly of carbon dot-linked carbohydrate and peptide amphiphiles for combination of medical therapy with imaging monitoring”