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
Climate Change could be Good News for Gray Whales
CBS News, 3.10.15 Read more
Climate Warming May Bring Back Once-Extinct Atlantic Gray Whales Read more
The effects of global warming are proving so severe that the gray whale, famous for its annual migrations along the Pacific Coast, could find its way back to the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at the Graduate Center. Read more
Orientation events for entering Biology doctoral students, Fall 2014. Read more