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

Project Name: Improving selectivity and delivery of potential organometallic-based cancer chemotherapeutics by using peptide- and carbohydrate- amphiphiles as mobile nanocarriers


Jean Gaffney

Baruch College

Project Name: Structural and Biophysical Characterization of Novel Fluorescent Proteins from Marine Organisms


Nancy Greenbaum

Hunter College

Project Name: Use of 19F-NMR techniques to probe conformational change associated with RNA-protein interaction


Matthew Johnson

Lehman College

Project Name: Optimization and Strategy in Regional Hydroelectric Plant Management and Siting


Lia Krusin-Elbaum

City College of New York

Project Name: Manipulating Surface Plasmons in Topological Insulator Superlattices


William Latimer

Lehman College

Project Name: Assessing the Impact of Green and Rehabilitated Housing on Health in the Bronx, NY


Syed Mujtaba

Medgar Evers College

Project Name: Structure Function Analysis of Transcriptional Coactivator CBP HAT and Ligand CM354


Eugenia Naro-Maciel

College of Staten Island

Project Name: Sequencing New York City’s “Aquanome”: Freshwater environmental DNA in a mosaic of human impact


Monica Trujillo

Queensborough Community College

Project Name: Below-ground diversity of New York City soils


Raymond Tu

City College of New York

Project Name: Microbubble stabilization using self-assembled networks of dipeptide amphiphiles


Ioana Voiculescu

City College of New York

Project Name: Nanogenerator for Energy Harvesting from the Natural Motions of the Heart based on Piezoelectric Nanoribbons


Brian Zeglis

Hunter College

Project Name: 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

Project Name: Enzyme triggered assembly of carbon dot-linked carbohydrate and peptide amphiphiles for combination of medical therapy with imaging monitoring