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CTBR Member C.M. Drain and Collaborators’ Article Featured in Journal of Materials Chemistry A

The Drain Lab recently published a paper on the creation of an “urban leaf” as a transparent photovoltaic coating for windows. In an urban setting, the windows constitute the major surface area and therefore are an untapped architectural component that functional materials for photovoltaics can be deployed in cities such as New York.  This article is featured on the cover of the Journal of...

CTBR Member, Dr. Melendez-Vasquez, Has Research Highlighted by DOD

Dr. Carmen Melendez-Vasquez’s research project, Promoting Myelin Formation via Manipulation of Oligodendrocyte Cytoskeleton, is highlighted in the Department of Defense’s current Multiple Sclerosis Research Program booklet. This research project was supported by an $114,000 award from the Department of Defense (Grant Number MS100071). Preliminary data from this project was used...

Feinstein Lab Genetically Modified Mice Detect TNT

Scientists working in CTBR member Paul Feinstein's lab have genetically modified mice to enable them to detect landmines using their olfactory system. This work was recenlty presented at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience meeting and received wide press coverage including MIT Technology Review, Homeland Security News Wire,, Tech News Daily, The Guardian, Yahoo News, and many more...

2012 Health Disparities Summit reschedueld for December 17 to 19

The 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit has been rescheduled for Monday, December 17 to Wednesday, December 19, 2012.  The Summit will officially open on Monday, December 17th at 8:00 a.m.  Workshops and pre-summit sessions previously scheduled for Wednesday, October 31st will take place on Wednesday, December 19th. Registration will still be honored for pre-registered...

Hiroshi Matsui Develops Molecular Motor

CTBR member and chair of Hunter's chemistry department, Hiroshi Matsui, and his team of researchers have developed a new molecular motor-a motor requiring no energy input.  Representing a breakthrough in the field of green biotechnology, Matsui's study was published in Nature Materials and has been covered in the...

Cancer Researcher Dr. Jill Bargonetti of Hunter’s CTBR Joins Estee Lauder in Marking 20 Year Anniversary of the Company’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

The 2012 Campaign theme, “Courage. Believe in a world without breast cancer. Know we’re here until it’s true.” highlights the Company’s 20 year commitment to defeating breast cancer through education and medical research. Read more here.

Jill Bargonetti and her laboratory group are currently working to determine if DNA damage caused by various chemotherapeutic drugs (alone and in...

RTRN: RCMI Spotlight of the Week Series - Dr. C. Michael Drain & Dr. David A. Foster - 1:00 PM EDT- Tue (7-24-2012)

Presenting RCMI:  CTBR at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY)


Charles Michael Drain
Professor, Chemistry Department at Hunter College CUNY
Dr. Drain’s research...

Press Conference with Mayor Bloomberg: MSKCC, CUNY and NYC announce plans for two new science and medical facilities

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), and the City University of New York (CUNY) today announced plans to build two new state-of-the-art science and medical facilities on Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 525 East 73rd Street.

Through this initiative, CUNY Hunter College will broaden its science and...

RTRN: Bioethics Train-the-Trainer Workshop at Tuskegee University

Morehouse School of Medicine/TuskegeeUniversity/University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center (MSM/TU/UAB CCC) will conduct a series of Bioethics Workshops, under the title “Building the Capacity for Bioethics Education Delivery in Research Partnerships: An Experiential National Train-the-Trainer Workshop”.

The goal of the bioethics training support project is to build the capacity...