Structural Biology Initiative

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 […]

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 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 […]

CUNY ASRC Structural Biology Initiative to host symposium on integrated research

Leading researchers in the field of structural biology from across the country will take part in the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Structural Biology Initiative’s all-day symposium, titled “Structural Biology 2015: Insight through Integration”, on Friday, September 25. Held in conjunction with The City College of New York’s Center for Discovery & Innovation’s (CDI) […]