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David Lohman

Convergent evolution of mimetic butterflies confounds classification

David Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York’s Division of Science, is co-author of a landmark paper on butterflies  “An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hübner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).” Lohman and his colleagues from Taiwan and Indonesia revise the taxonomy of Asian palmflies in the genus Elymnias Read More »
Shubha Govind Wasp Research

CCNY-led research team identifies new organelle in parasitic wasp venom

City College of New York biologist Shubha Govind and her research team have identified the composition of “virus-like particles" (VLPs) found in the venom of a wasp that is a parasite of fruit flies. Invisible to the eye, wasp VLPs suppress the flies’ immune responses by killing their blood cells. Read More »
Ana Carnaval

NSF awards CCNY-led team inaugural convergence research grant

City College of New York biodiversity expert Ana Carnaval co-heads an interdisciplinary team of scientists that won a National Science Foundation Growing Convergent Research award. Twenty-two other teams nationally are recipients of the NSF’s first grants to address societal challenges through scientific collaboration. Carnaval’s collaborators include: Read More »
Teresa Bandosz

City College researchers produce smart fabric to neutralize nerve gas

From the lab of City College of New York chemical engineer and Fulbright Scholar Teresa J. Bandosz comes a groundbreaking development with the potential to thwart chemical warfare agents: smart textiles with the ability to rapidly detect and neutralize nerve gas. The fabric consists of a cotton support modified with Cu-BTC MOF/oxidized graphitic carbon nitride composites. The latter were developed in the lab previously and tested as nerve agent detoxification media and colorimetric detectors. Read More »
John Martin

Researchers link genes and motor skills development

Genes for many may be widely associated with determining certain traits and characteristics. Now a study co-led by John H. Martin of The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York is demonstrating that they could also influence neural motor skills. This could lead to new insights in the treatment of motor skills impairments such as Cerebral Palsy. Read More »
manganese dioxide-zinc battery

City College engineers produce long lasting, energy density battery

A new generation of manganese dioxide-zinc batteries with unprecedented cycle life and energy density is the latest innovation at The City College of New York-based CUNY Energy Institute. The discovery has made the common household battery suitable for large grid storage applications. Read More »
vinod menon electrons property control

CCNY physicists master unexplored electron property

While the charge and spin properties of electrons are widely utilized in modern day technologies such as transistors and memories, another aspect of the subatomic particle has long remained uncharted. This is the “valley” property which has potential for realizing a new class of technology termed “valleytronics” – similar to electronics (charge) and spintronics (spin). This property arises from the fact that the electrons in the crystal occupy different positions that are quantum mechanically distinct. Read More »
Mahesh Lakshman and Hari Akula HIV research team

CCNY researchers produce molecules with potential against HIV

As the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fourth decade, each year brings promising news of pioneering research to alleviate the scourge. Add City College of New York scientists to the list with a rapid method to access new molecules that could inhibit the virus that causes AIDS. Read More »
Benjamin Black Space Research

Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan

The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. Yet despite this similarity and the amazingly Earth-like landscapes of Titan complete with valleys, lakes, and mountains, researchers led by City College of New York geologist Benjamin Black report new evidence that the origins of the topography there and on Mars are different from on Earth. Read More »
Big Data Analysis Hernan Makse

CCNY-led team breaks down social networking behavior

New big-data analytics by a City College of New York-led team suggests that both an individual’s economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks.  The study could be useful in maximizing the effects of large-scale economic stimulus policies. Read More »

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