Structural Biology Initiative

CUNY ASRC’s Structural Biology Initiative adds Amédée des Georges as latest faculty member

The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) has named Dr. Amédée des Georges as an Assistant Professor with the Structural Biology Initiative. Des Georges’ research focuses on how regulatory factors influence the function of large macromolecular assemblies and how the malfunction of such control mechanisms leads to disease. Using state-of-the-art methods […]

Research by CUNY ASRC Senior Research Director Bruce Johnson featured in Science magazine

Bruce Johnson, Senior Research Director for Computational Science in the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Structural Biology Initiative, was part of a long-term project featured in an article in Science published on Thursday, May 19. The study, led by Michael F. Summers of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, investigated the structure of part […]

Bacterial environmental sensors regulated in unexpected way

Dec. 16 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) researchers from the Gardner laboratory and the UT Southwestern Structural Biology Lab describe their studies of a novel light-activated histidine kinase. Such enzymes commonly serve as the environmental sensors for bacteria via their roles in “two component signaling pathways,” sensitizing their hosts […]

New SBI Personnel

We welcome two new additions to the CUNY Structural Biology Initiative, effective Jan 5. Dr. Bruce Johnson has been hired as the Senior Research Director of Computing.  Bruce is a leader in the area of developing software to support structural biology and chemistry applications, including his widely-used NMRViewJ package ( for NMR data processing and […]

Kevin Gardner Named To Lead ASRC’s Structural Biology Initiative

Kevin H. Gardner has been appointed founding director of the ASRC’s structural biology initiative, a move that follows a nationwide search and brings to New York a scientist highly regarded for his innovative and broad-minded approach to biomedical research. The announcement was made by Gillian Small, CUNY’s vice chancellor for research and the research center’s […]