Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 9th, 9:30am

    at Silver Center, Room 1003

    PhD Student Colloquium

    Max Bernstein & Giacomo Mancini

  • Tuesday, October 13th, 6:00pm

    at Silverstein, Silver 1st Floor

    Ada Lovelace Day 2015

    Featuring scientists from a variety of STEM fields including Tuuli Lappalainen, Jin Montclare and Aparna Kumar

  • Friday, October 16th, 9:30am

    at Silver Center, Room 1003

    PhD Student Colloquium

    Ramya Raviram & Tovah Markowitz

  • Monday, October 19th, 4:00pm

    at CGSB Auditorium, 12 Waverly Place

    Monday Seminar Series

    Dr. Lara Mahal, New York University

  • Tuesday, October 20th, 4:00pm

    at 805 CGSB

    Guest Seminar Series

    Dr. Gillian Stanfield, University of Utah

  • Wednesday, October 21st, 6:00pm

    at 805 CGSB, 12 Waverly Pl.

    Evening Evolution Group

    Dr. Gregory Davis, Bryn Mawr

Complete list of events

Spotlight on Education

Biology Undergrads Get Published

Two undergraduate researchers and an Intel competition-winning high school student join three Biology faculty on recent PNAS paper. Read More

Facilities & Resources

CGSB Lobby

The Biology Department's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology expanded into its brand new building in the Spring of 2011. Read More


  • NYU researchers team up with researchers from AfricaRice to interview subsistence farmers still growing a native rice that is rarely sold and is rapidly being replaced by Asian rice. Their goal was to understand how...

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  • Search-and-capture model of mitotic spindle assembly suggests that large kinetochores accelerate the spindle assembly but increase number of errors, so how can the spindle assemble both fast and accurately is unclear. Joint work of Mogilner and Khodjakov labs shows that kinetochores' shape and size change in prometaphase, which, together with delicate geometry of lateral microtubule-kinetochore captures, both accelerates the assembly ...

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  • PhD student, Afroditi Petsakou discovered that daily rhythms in the plasticity of circadian pacemaker neurons are regulated by rhythmic transcription of Pura, a Rho1 GEF.

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  • Research by Xiaoji Sun and Tovah Markowitz in the Hochwagen lab has uncovered a key mechanism that allows condensed meiotic chromosomes to be transcribed. The results, published recently in eLIFE, show that chromatin is flexibly anchored to the chromosome axis by cohesin rings. This way the axis simply moves out of the way of transcription without losing condensation.

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  • The post-doctoral fellow Gustavo M. Silva received a NIH K99/R00 “Pathway to Independence Award” to study the roles of protein ubiquitination in response to environmental stress.

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People Past and Present

Gladys Mateyko

"Specialized in the histology and cytology of pathological cell dynamics in tumor cells."

Meet Dr. Mateyko

Video Spotlight

CGSB Scientist R. Bonneau and IBM Mark Computational Milestone

IBM announced a major computational milestone – surpassing 500,000 CPU years of computer time used by CGSB scientist Richard Bonneau and his Proteome Folding Project. Read More