Neuroscience Initiative News

  • Orie Shafer Joins the Advanced Science Research Center’s Neuroscience Initiative


    Shafer’s lab to focus on understanding the relationship between neural network function and circadian rhythms. NEW YORK, August 28, 2018 – Orie Shafer has been appointed to the Neuroscience Initiative faculty of the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Shafer will join as a tenure-track […]

  • Scientists Uncover the Role of a Protein in the Survival and Generation of the Myelin-Forming Cells in the Brain


  • ASRC Represented at Immunology 2018


  • Myelin Research Comes to the Fore


    Neurons have long taken center stage in neuroscience research. Lately, though, the study of myelin — the specialized membrane that sheaths the axons of some neurons and which makes up nearly 50 percent of brain volume — has been catching up. Recent developments have shown the importance of myelin in healthy behavior and learning and […]

  • Art Meets Science in Treating MS


    For the past 15 years, Ye He, manager of the Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facility and a research assistant professor at the Neuroscience Iniative at The Graduate Center’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), has been searching for new ways to treat neurological diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, a disease she calls “devastating.” A dedicated and well-credentialed scientist, she also sees art as a […]

  • The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Advanced Science Research Center of the City University of New York Launch Inter-Institutional Glial Biology Initiative


    Multidisciplinary initiative is the first of its kind in New York City NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 – The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) today announced the creation of an Inter-Institutional Glial Biology […]

  • Shereen named CUNY ASRC MRI Core User Facility manager


    The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center welcomes A. Duke Shereen as its newest research faculty member, where he will oversee the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Core User Facility. As facility manager, Shereen will aid investigators with experimental design, while developing his own independent research program. He will work closely with the CUNY ASRC’s Neuroscience Initiative—led […]

  • Liu and He announced as Neuroscience Initiative facility managers


    The Neuroscience Initiative at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center is proud to announce the hiring of Jia Liu, PhD and Ye He, PhD, who will be managing the Epigenetic and Behavioral Facility and the Live Imaging and Bioenergetics Facilities, respectively, which aim to bring cutting-edge technology to the ASRC to serve the greater Neuroscience Community […]

  • Patrizia Casaccia named founding director of CUNY ASRC Neuroscience Initiative


    Patrizia Casaccia, MD, PhD, has been named the founding director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Neuroscience Initiative following an international search, bringing to the university a highly regarded scientist whose expansive and collaboratively-focused research with real-world impact dovetails neatly with that of the Center. The announcement was made by CUNY Executive Vice […]