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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 Advances Understanding of Protein Control With NSF Grant

Many proteins, the workhorses of the cell, can be artificially controlled for biotech and therapeutic applications using small chemical compounds. With a three-year, $633,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York are exploring ways to speed up […]

Could This Be the End of Alzheimer’s?

See the original post here Living well into advanced age is a true blessing — but one that is ever threatened by the looming risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other age-related dementia. Despite billions of dollars spent on finding a cure, Alzheimer’s continues unabated, claiming more and more lives in our aging population. But […]

Elbaum-Garfinkle joins ASRC Structural Biology Initiative as Assistant Professor

Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle has joined the faculty of the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) of the Graduate Center, CUNY as the fourth and final tenure-track faculty member with the ASRC’s Structural Biology Initiative. Elbaum-Garfinkle—who will hold the title of assistant professor—joins initiative director Kevin H. Gardner and fellow assistant professors Amedee des Georges and Daniel Keedy […]

Keedy Latest Faculty Addition to ASRC’s Structural Biology Initiative

The Structural Biology Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center of the Graduate Center at The City University of New York (ASRC) welcomes Dr. Daniel Keedy as an assistant professor, the third faculty member to join the initiative along with Initiative Director and Professor Kevin H. Gardner and Assistant Professor Amedee des Georges. Keedy—who will […]

Environmental Biosensor Mechanics Research at the ASRC Gets Boost with NIH Postdoc Fellowship to Dikiy

Igor Dikiy, a postdoctoral researcher with the CUNY ASRC’s Structural Biology Initiative (SBI), was recently awarded a Ruth A. Kirchstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, a program that funds research and training for predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers throughout the US. Dikiy studies how bacterial proteins detect environmental changes and pass […]

Cell article featuring ASRC’s des Georges may lead to new treatments for skeletal, heart muscle conditions

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Amedee des Georges is co-first author on a paper shedding light on the structure and function of an intracellular receptor which controls the contraction of skeletal muscle, the findings of which are published today in Cell. Des Georges’s role in the research began while a Howard Hughes postdoctoral associate at […]

Research from Structural Biology Initiative Director Kevin Gardner focused on kidney cancer treatment featured in Nature, Structure

New insights into the potential for new classes of HIF inhibitors to restore control of the hypoxia response—representing the potential foundation of a new cancer-fighting strategy—are the focus of recently published articles in Nature and Structure featuring work by Kevin Gardner of the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC). Some […]

Research by ASRC Structural Biology Director Kevin Gardner highlighted in Nature feature on optogenetics

Research conducted by Dr. Kevin Gardner, director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Structural Biology Initiative, and his research team was prominently featured in a December 10 feature in Nature on the use of optogenetics in cell biology. Optogenetics is an emerging field in biology that involves the genetic introduction of light-sensitive proteins […]