• Chemists Create Designer Liquid Bio-Droplets

    Based on simple design rules, strings of polypeptides spontaneously form liquid droplets that fluoresce in red and green.  Biological cells play host to hundreds of thousands of proteins that control myriad chemical processes taking place at once. To avoid chaos, these processes need to be tightly regulated so cells can perform life’s essential tasks. And Read More [...]

  • No Laughing Matter: Recycling Helium Amid a Global Shortage

    A recapture system at the CUNY ASRC saves money and an endangered element. A helium recapture system used by Graduate Center scientists since 2021 has saved thousands of dollars by recycling a dwindling natural resource. Supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the system captures and recycles close to 90% of Read More [...]

  • Structural Biology Newsletter – Fall 2023

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  • Kevin Gardner Named the 2023 Stein & Moore Award Recipient

    ASRC Structural Biology Initiative director Kevin Gardner has been named the 2023 Stein & Moore Award recipient. The award, which is sponsored by The Protein Society with support from Wiley Journals, honors researchers who have made sustained high impact research contributions in protein science. In addition to his founding director role at the ASRC, Gardner Read More [...]

  • Welcoming the Newest Members of the CUNY ASRC

    Nanoscience Initiative Wasiq Mahmood, undergraduate student Serter Lüleburgaz, postdoctoral researcher Conor Andrews, high school student Yan Rigual-Rosado, undergraduate student Muhtasim Syed, undergraduate student Emmet Shermanm, CUNY ASRC staff member Julianne Villar, undergraduate student María Pérez Ferreiro, short-term scholar Shayan Salehian, Ph.D. rotation student Hema Kuntrapakam, postdoctoral researcher Supreet Kaur, postdoctoral researcher Surya Marjit, master's student Read More [...]

  • Mark Hauber to Lead the Advanced Science Research Center at the CUNY Graduate Center

    New York, NY, July 20,2023 — The City University of New York Graduate Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Hauber as the executive director of its Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC). Established in 2014, the CUNY ASRC is a world-class STEM research and education institution dedicated to interdisciplinary science that addresses Read More [...]

  • Study Finds Temperature Can Affect How Small Molecules Bind to Therapeutic Targets

    The discovery could help streamline new drug development. More than 90% of clinical drug development efforts fail every year. A key factor driving the failure rate is that researchers currently have an imperfect method for determining early on whether and how small-molecule drug candidates bind to targeted disease-relevant proteins. A study by a multi-institutional team Read More [...]

  • Study Tracks How Elastin Transforms From a Liquid to a Solid

    By Shantal Riley The protein assembles itself into fibers spontaneously, and researchers say the results have implications for biomedicine. The human body contains specialized tissues that need a certain amount of elasticity to function. These are incredibly important tissues found in skin, veins, arteries, and internal organs like the lungs and bladder. They owe their Read More [...]

  • Biophysical Society Honors Kevin Gardner With 2023 Award for the Biophysics of Health and Disease

      This month, the Biophysical Society named Professor Kevin Gardner as recipient of the 2023 Award for the Biophysics of Health and Disease. The award recognizes significant contributions to understanding the fundamental cause or pathogenesis of disease, and enabling treatment or prevention. Gardner, who directs the Structural Biology Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center Read More [...]

  • Structural Biology Newsletter – Fall 2022

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