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CTBR Members in the News

From New York Daily News

Hunter’s bold leap: A CUNY college reaches for the stars with a gleaming new biotech research center
The evolution of City University into a top institution of...

Leonard Lauder Donates $10 Million to Hunter College’s Nursing School

From WSJ via Hunter News:

Leonard Lauder Donates $10 Million to Hunter College’s Nursing School

By Melanie Grayce West
March 18, 2015 9:14 p.m. ET

Cosmetics executive Leonard Lauder is giving future nurses a boost.

On Thursday,...

CTBR Member Jill Bargonetti's Latest Research Explores Treatments in "Triple Negative" Breast Cancer

From the Hunter College Newsroom:

PNAS, the journal of the National Academy of Sciences, has published an important paper by Jill Bargonetti, a Hunter cancer biologist. Bargonetti’s paper presents the results of new...

NIH Clinical Center Announces 2015 Summer Course for Ph.D. Students (Clinical and Translational Research)

The NIH Clinical Center invites doctoral students to apply to the Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students, to be held July 6-17, 2015 at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD. During the two-week intensive course, students will learn the process of clinical and translational research from concept to implementation. This...

New Publication by CTBR Member Akira Kawamura Reveal Promise of Probiotics in Plants

Immune-boosting botanicals are used throughout the world to prevent/alleviate infectious diseases, but the mechanism of their therapeutic action has remained unclear. 
Kawamura and co-workers found that some immune-boosting herbs do not produce immunostimulatory factors; instead, they enrich probiotics (beneficial bacteria with immune-boosting effects). The finding suggests...

CTBR Member Finds Cancer Fighting Potential of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

CTBR member David Foster with first author Onica LeGendre (Hunter College) and Paul Breslin (School of Environmental and Biological Sciences) found that oleocanthal kills cancerous cells in the laboratory by rupturing vesicles that store the cell’s waste. 
The paper is published in Molecular and Cellular Oncology (DOI:10.1080/23723556.2015.1006077)....

CTBR Members Move into the New Belfer Research Building.

Nine of the twelve Hunter faculty moving into the new Belfer Research Building are CTBR members!
The Belfer Research Building, located on 413 East 69th Street, marks a continuation of the long standing public-private partnership between Hunter College and Weill Cornell Medical College....