The Biology PhD subprograms in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEB) and Plant Sciences (PS) recently held a weekend retreat at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingman’s Ferry, Pennsylvania. The event was filled with formal and informal scientific discussion, social events, and walks down PEEC trails brilliantly colored by the leaves of autumn. Read more
In August 2015, CUNY Biology PhD students at Hunter College (along with colleagues in the CUNY Biochemistry PhD Program) organized a field trip to one of the (New York) research campuses of REGENERON, a pharmaceutical company. The students were interested in learning firsthand about career options in the biotech industry after they complete their PhD training. Read more
Science & The Earth – Video (5:43 – 9:42)
CUNY TV, “Science & U,” 8.4.15 Read more
A post-doctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, Ivan Assenov Anastassov recently received a $160,000 NIH grant to support his research on how the brain receives and interprets what is seen through the eye. Read more
Professor Eleanore T. Wurtzel (GC/Lehman, Biology) has identified a new enzyme in plants that shows promise for ending vitamin A deficiency — a life-threatening health issue that affects 250 million children worldwide. Read more
Biology Ph.D. Program alumnus Dr. Ivan Assenov Anastassov is presently a post-doctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine and has recently received a highly-competitive fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. The 3-year National Research Service Award (NRSA) will fund Dr. Anastassov’s research on a molecular “channel” that is critical to visual information processing (how our brains receive and interpret what is seen through the eye). Dr. Anastassov completed his doctoral thesis research with Prof. Richard Chappel (Hunter College) and describes himself as a “grateful CUNY graduate.” The Biology Program is pleased, as always, to share the success story of yet another of our outstanding alumni.
Jordana Lovett (Biology) was awarded a 2014-15 “Careers in Immunology Fellowship” from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI). Read more
Graduate Center alumnus Dr. Zhimin Lu (Ph.D. Biology, '98) has been appointed to the Ruby e. Rutherford Distinguished Professorship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. With a concentration in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology, he received his Ph.D. in researching cancer metabolism. Read more
Robert Andersen, Ph.D; Ph.D. student Jamie Kass; and three collaborators, Matthew Aiello-Lammens, Bob Muscarella, and Bruno Viela, have been selected as the world-wide finalists in the GBIF Nielsen Challenge.
Professor David Foster (GC/Hunter, Biological Sciences) was recently featured in an NBC news segment about the cancer-fighting potential of extra virgin olive oil. Read more