Structural Biology Initiative

This Discovery Could Diminish Drug Side Effects

Research by Professor Amédée des Georges at the Advanced Science Research Center could lead to longer lasting drugs that are less addictive and risky. Preventing drug side effects, including addiction, heart failure, and impotence, has been an elusive goal for scientists. But a study published today in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology could […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle Appears in Nature Article on Liquid Phase Separation

A recent Nature article explores biologists’ growing understanding of how liquid phase separation might impact the development of diseases in cells. “[…] scientists around the world have jumped on the idea that phase separation can explain how cells partition the molecules swarming inside them,” said Dr. Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle […]

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 […]