2016 CUNY ASRC Seed Program Winners

More than a dozen faculty from throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) system were selected as 2016 CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Seed Grant winners.

Learn more about the ASRC Seed Grant Program.

The Winners:

Mahdieh Allahviranloo
City College of New York
Generating Multidimensional Disruption Index for Mobility during Extreme Climate Events

Cesar Arenas-Mena
College of Staten Island
Identification of protein-DNA interactions at developmental cis-regulatory modules in vivo

Jean-Philippe Berteau
College of Staten Island
Contribution of nanostructure mineralization in macrostructure stiffness of cortical bone tissue during growth

Aneta Czajkowska
Brooklyn College
Development of a nanoparticle system based on tripeptide oil in water emulsions to deliver Au nanocrystal-­Pt hybrids for anticancer therapy.

Azriel Genack
Queens College
Fabrication of Micro-layer Assembly

Dixie Goss
Hunter College
Structural Studies of the Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus RNA Translational Element and 40S Ribosomal Subunits

Peter Lipke
Brooklyn College
Proteomic Analysis of Amyloids in Fungal Biofilms

Donna McGregor
Lehman College
Self-assembly of short aromatic peptides to design a proton wire

Carmen Melendez-Vasquez
Hunter College
Evaluation of tunable stiffness biogels as a platform for enhanced myelin formation

Carlos Meriles
City College of New York
Scanning thermometry with nanoscale resolution

Sang-Woo Seo
City College of New York
Scanning thermometry with nanoscale resolution

Mariana Torrente
Brooklyn College
Epigenetics In Neurodegenerative Disease: Comprehensively Characterizing Histone Modifications In Parkinson’s Disease

Maribel Vazquez
City College of New York
A nano-Osteo Fluidic System to Examine Signaling between Apoptotic and Bystander Osteocyte Cells

Michele Vittadello
Medgar Evers College
Mitochodrial/photosynthetic/oxidative field effect transistors via nanoscale patterning

John Waldman
Queens College
A New Paradigm for Restoring Large Atlantic Rivers: Assessing the Shared River Concept

Zhengrong Wang
City College of New York
Experimental study of H and O isotope fractionation during the formation of evaporites: implication to the regional climate change during the uplift of Qinghai-Tibetan plateau