Structural Biology Initiative

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 […]

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 […]

Inside the CUNY ASRC with Elizabeth Orth

Elizabeth Orth Research assistant in Dr. Kevin Gardner’s group at Structural Biology Initiative Obtained her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 Interested in optimizing EL222, a protein engineered for optogenetic (a biological technique which involves the use of light to control cells in living tissue) expression in mammalian […]