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

Project Name: Generating Multidimensional Disruption Index for Mobility during Extreme Climate Events


Cesar Arenas-Mena

College of Staten Island

Project Name: Identification of protein-DNA interactions at developmental cis-regulatory modules in vivo


Jean-Philippe Berteau

College of Staten Island

Project Name: Contribution of nanostructure mineralization in macrostructure stiffness of cortical bone tissue during growth


Aneta Czajkowska

Brooklyn College

Project Name: 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

Project Name: Fabrication of Micro-layer Assembly


Dixie Goss

Hunter College

Project Name: Structural Studies of the Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus RNA Translational Element and 40S Ribosomal Subunits


Peter Lipke

Brooklyn College

Project Name: Proteomic Analysis of Amyloids in Fungal Biofilms


Donna McGregor

Lehman College

Project Name: Self-assembly of short aromatic peptides to design a proton wire


Carmen Melendez-Vasquez

Hunter College

Project Name: Evaluation of tunable stiffness biogels as a platform for enhanced myelin formation


Carlos Meriles

City College of New York

Project Name: Scanning thermometry with nanoscale resolution


Sang-Woo Seo

City College of New York

Project Name: Scanning thermometry with nanoscale resolution


Mariana Torrente

Brooklyn College

Project Name: Epigenetics In Neurodegenerative Disease: Comprehensively Characterizing Histone Modifications In Parkinson’s Disease


Maribel Vazquez

City College of New York

Project Name: A nano-Osteo Fluidic System to Examine Signaling between Apoptotic and Bystander Osteocyte Cells


Michele Vittadello

Medgar Evers College

Project Name: Mitochodrial/photosynthetic/oxidative field effect transistors via nanoscale patterning


John Waldman

Queens College

Project Name: A New Paradigm for Restoring Large Atlantic Rivers: Assessing the Shared River Concept


Zhengrong Wang

City College of New York

Project Name: 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