Biology Alumnus Awarded $160K Grant and Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine

Ivan Assenov AnastassovIvan Assenov Anastassov (Ph.D. 2013, Biology), a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, was recently awarded a highly competitive fellowship from the National Institutes of Health that provides nearly $160,000 in funding.
The Ruth L. Kirstein National Research Service Award for Postdoctoral Fellows will support Anastassov’s research on a molecular “channel” critical to visual information processing: how our brains receive and interpret what is seen through the eye.
“I value tremendously my graduate education at the Graduate Center and Hunter College of CUNY,” says Anastassov. “The richness and uniqueness of my educational and research experience at the GC/CUNY played a vital role in allowing me to advance in science.”
Anastassov’s work at Baylor College of Medicine, where he began as a postdoctoral associate in 2013, made him fully appreciate the value of having had the opportunity to teach science to undergraduates at CUNY, he said.
“I will always be grateful to my mentor, Dr. Richard Chappell (GC/Hunter, Biology), and to all of my Graduate Center professors for providing me with unwavering scientific guidance, personal support and constant encouragement,” he added.

Submitted on: JUN 24, 2015

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