Events Listing

  • Wednesday, April 26th

    Former Lab Partners Reconnect, Reflect on Fordham’s Influence

    Christopher Proto, D.D.S., and Gloria Coruzzi, Ph.D., Former Lab Partners Reconnect, Reflect on Fordham’s Influence

  • Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

    2017 CGSB Symposium

    From Systems to Disease
    Join Co-Organizers CGSB Director Jane Carlton, Alexander Mogilner, Christine Vogel, Dean Michael Purugganan and our outstanding lineup of speakers, as well as an NYU post-doc poster session. Lunch will be provided.

    Registration for the symposium is open.

  • Wednesday, February 1st

    2017 Darwin Lecture

    Join us for our Annual Darwin Lecture by a biology professor specializing in rat genetics, A Tale of Two Rodents: Contemporary Evolution in NYC and Beyond.

    To be introduced by NYU's Dean for Science, Dr. Michael Purugganan, this talk is free and open to the public. Talk followed by reception.

  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

    Rewiring Chordate Myogenesis

    Tolkin and Christiaen publish insights into the rewiring of chordate myogenesis programs in Development

  • Monday, October 24th, 2016

    Li Lab Publishes in Molecular Cell

    Centromere is essential for chromosome segregation, but how centromere is properly established and maintained is still poorly understood.

  • Friday, December 2nd, 2016

    2016 DG Symposium

    Evolutionary Developmental Biology
    Join co-organizers Lionel Christiaen, Esteban Mazzoni and Matt Rockman, Biology chair Justin Blau and our outstanding line-up of speakers.

  • Monday, September 26th, 2016

    Broyde received the Division of Toxicology 2016 Founders’ Award

    Suse Broyde and Nicholas Geacintov received the American Chemical Society Division of Toxicology’s 2016 Founders’ Award

  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

    Siegal Awarded NIH MIRA Grant

    Mark Siegal Awarded New NIH Maximizing Investigators' Research Award

  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

    Carlton lab malaria research featured in Nature Genetics

    Hupalo, Luo, and Carlton's latest malaria research featured in Nature Genetics

  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

    Ercan lab publishes in Genetics

    Max Kramer of the Ercan lab published in Genetics on X chromosome copy number

  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

    Purugganan lab's Meyer featured on cover of Nature Genetics

    Meyer, Purugganan's latest research featured on cover of this month's Nature Genetics

  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

    Katari and Jain: TCF7L1 Modulates Colorectal Cancer Growth

    Katari and Jain publish in Scientific Reports: TCF7L1 Modulates Colorectal Cancer Growth

  • Thursday, September 8th, 2016

    in memoriam Dr. Roger Yonchien Tsien

    Roger Tsien 2008 Nobel Laureate for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein recently and unexpectedly passed away. New York University Biology researchers wish to memorialize Tsien’s contribution’s with a collage of our favorite GFP images from our own work.

  • Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

    Biology Honors Student Class 2016

    Pursuing a scientific career is intellectually exciting and practically important to society. Succeeding in a scientific career is both an art and a science. Being successful requires intelligence and expertise in the laboratory, but equally important, it requires skills in scientific writing, oral communication, and ethics. Undergraduate Biology Honors students who are conducting independent laboratory-based research projects perform project-based learning through reading scientific papers, and through writing and oral communication of scientific results, while also gaining exposure to issues in scientific ethics and career paths.

  • Friday, May 6th, 2016

    Jane Carlton's presentation at World Malaria Day Symposium

    Jane Carlton discusses the current work of the Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India at the 2016 World Malaria Day Symposium & Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Centennial Celebration.

  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

    Eichenberger Publishes 'The Bacterial Spore'

    Eichenberger Co-Edits New Book 'The Bacterial Spore,' Published by ASM Press

  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

    Killing the Messenger

    Killing the Messenger: Post-transcription regulation of mRNA responds to dynamic environments

  • Monday, April 4th, 2016

    2016 CGSB Symposium

    Dosage Matters: Control and Consequences of Gene Copy Number
    Join Co-Organizers David Gresham and Sevinc Ercan, CSGB Director Jane Carlton, Dean Michael Purugganan and our outstanding lineup of speakers, as well as an NYU post-doc poster session. Lunch will be provided.

    Registration for the symposium is open.

  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

    Johns Hopkins World Malaria Day Symposium

    Johns Hopkins World Malaria Day Symposium Program Announced

  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

    An Instagram for Pond Scum

  • Monday, February 1st, 2016

    Gunsalus lab publishes on structural protein modeling

    Gan and Gunsalus published a paper in Nucleic Acids Research on structural modeling, showing that the ability of microRNAs to recognize diverse mRNA targets requires conformational adaptation of the Argonaute protein.

  • Monday, February 8th, 2016

    NYU PhD Program in Biology

  • Monday, February 1st, 2016

    Kussell lab publishes in Current Biology

    Restriction-modification (RM) systems protect nearly all prokaryotes from parasitic DNA. Pleska et al. show that a subpopulation of bacteria carrying an RM system suffers from autoimmunity--a stochatstic process, which temporarily disrupts the host's genome integrity.

  • Sunday, January 31st, 2016

    Genomes and Diversity by Dr. Mark Siegal

  • Sunday, January 31st, 2016

    NYU Biology majors discuss studying at NYU Tel Aviv

  • Thursday, January 7th, 2016

    Ghedin lab publish flu strain diversity in Nature Genetics

    Ghedin and colleagues’ research, which examined samples from the 2009 flu pandemic in Hong Kong, shows that minor strains are transmitted along with the major flu strains and can replicate and elude immunizations.

  • Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

    Rockman Lab receives award for Diatom Research

    CGSB faculty member Matt Rockman has been awarded funds from an $8 Million Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Initiative.

  • Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

    Vogel lab deciphers dynamics of protein expression

    The Vogel Lab at CGSB has deciphered the dynamics of mammalian mRNA and protein expression during protein misfolding stress.

  • Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

    Purugganan lab reveals new aspects of dynamic gene expression

    Most previous studies into the effect of the environment on plant gene expression have been carried out under controlled conditions in a laboratory; this study analyzed rice plants grown in the Phillippines in rainfed and irrigated fields during two distinct tropical seasons. Its analysis shows that temperature and light levels have a strong impact on gene expression.

  • Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

    Max Kramer publishes on X chromosome expression in C. elegans

    Max Kramer from the Ercan lab published the temporal dynamics of molecular mechanisms that regulate X chromosome expression in C. elegans

  • Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

    Bonneau, Eichenberger and collaborators publish new model

    Arrieta Ortiz et al describe a new computational framework, which generates an expanded and more accurate transcriptional regulatory network for Bacillus subtilis.

  • Friday, December 4th, 2015

    Video from 8th Annual Developmental Genetics Symposium

    Presentations from the 2015 8th Annual Developmental Genetics Symposium.

  • Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

    Purugganan awarded Silver Professorship for 2015-16

    Michael Purugganan has been awarded one of the prestigious Silver Professorships for the 2015-2016 Academic year. Dr. Purugganan was recognized for this endowed professorship based not only on his contributions to the field of evolutionary biology, but also because of his outstanding focus on pedagogy and mentorship at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A formal induction ceremony and reception will be held on March 29th, 2016. Congratulations!

  • Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

    Stolfi and Christiaen published a paper in Nature

    Migratory neuronal progenitors arise from the neural plate borders in tunicates.

  • Thursday, October 15th, 2015

    2015 Developmental Genetics Symposium

    Join Keynote speakers Elaine Fuchs (Rockefeller University) and Michael Levine (Princeton University) plus 8 noted scientists --- Register Now!

  • Friday, September 18th, 2015

    CGSB researchers interview subsistence farmers in Africa

    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...

  • Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

    Alex Mogilner published a paper in Nat Cell Biol

    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 and improves its accuracy.

  • Friday, August 28th, 2015

    Blau Lab publishes paper in Cell on neuronal plasticity

    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.

  • Monday, August 17th, 2015

    Hochwagen Lab Reveals Design Principles of Meiotic Chromosomes

    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.

  • Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

    Gustavo Silva receives an NIH K99 award

    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.

  • Friday, July 24th, 2015

    Zakas and Rockman published a paper in Evolution and Development

    Genomic insights into the evolution of animal development

  • Friday, May 29th, 2015

    Lin's work on fluctuating selection is published in Evolution

    Populations adapt to fluctuating selection using derived and ancestral allelic diversity

  • Friday, May 22nd, 2015

    Video from 14th Annual Symposium of the NYU CGSB

    Keynote presentation "CRISPR Biology - From Basic Science to Breakthrough Technology" by Dr. Jennifer Doudna (University of California, Berkeley) from the 2015 14th Annual Symposium of the New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.

  • Friday, May 22nd, 2015

    2015 Genome Symposium

    The 2015 NYU CGSB Symposium, "From Genomes to Systems: Celebrating 20 years of Genomics" will take place on Friday, May 22, 2015.

  • Monday, April 13th, 2015

    Duncan Smith has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar

    The Searle Scholars Program supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level. Each year 15 new individuals are named Searle Scholars and awarded flexible grants of $300,000 over three years. 

  • Friday, April 17th, 2015

    Satija publishes algorithm for spatially mapping single cell RNA

    In Nature Biotechnology, Satija et al. describe the Seurat algorithm to infer the spatial localization of single cells during Zebrafish embryogenesis based on RNA-seq data.

  • Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

    Christiaen Lab published a review in Nature

    Christiaen Lab published a review in Nature on development and evolution of the heart and head muscles.

  • Friday, April 10th, 2015

    Christiaen Lab published a new review in Current Opinion

    Kaplan, Razy-Krajka and Christiaen published a new review on heart and head muscles development and evolution in Current Opinion in Genes and Development, titled “Regulation and evolution of cardiopharyngeal cell identity and behavior: insights from simple chordates”.

  • Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

    Eichenberger lab publishes a paper in PLoS Genetics

    In collaboration with scientists at Lisbon University and Emory, the Eichenberger lab reports the functional characterization of an anti-sigma factor regulating canalization of gene expression during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis,

  • Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

    Does Dark Matter Cause Mass Extinctions and Geologic Upheavals?

    Michael Rampino concludes that Earth’s infrequent but predictable path around and through our Galaxy’s disc may have a direct and significant effect on geological and biological phenomena occurring on Earth.

  • Thursday, March 12th, 2015

    Alex Mogilner published a paper in Mol Biol Cell

    Classical models of leading-edge protrusion rely on a Arp2/3-dependent treadmilling of dendritic actin network. However, in the absence of the Arp2/3 complex fibroblast cells maintain an ability to move. Joint work of Mogilner and Rong Li labs shows that cells extend formin-driven filopodia and build actin-myosin arcs in between filopodia, so that contraction of these arcs acting against membrane tension advances the cell leading edge.

  • Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

    Two transcription factors that promote Lateral Root Formation

    An “education kit” was designed and constructed for disseminating to teaching institutes worldwide a collection of transgenic reporter Arabidopsis plants that allows students to explore the molecular genetics of root development. 

  • Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

    Tara Rock judge for The Scientist’s Top 10 Innovations

    The Scientist Magazine conducts an annual competition to name the top 10 innovations in the life sciences. Tara Rock was asked to be on the judging panel.

  • Friday, February 27th, 2015

    Brain Mechanism for Motion Detection in Fruit Flies

    A team of scientists has identified the neurons used in certain types of motion detection—findings that deepen our understanding of how the visual system functions.

  • Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

    Vogel lab define a new mechanism to combat oxidative stress

    The study appears in the latest issue of Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, in which the authors discover a new function for a nonstandard (K63) ubiquitin chain: K63 ubiquitin role is independent of protein degradation and conversely, aids the synthesis of antioxidant proteins and increases cell viability.

  • Friday, January 30th, 2015

    Efroni and Ip published on Genome Biology

    Idan Efroni developed a method to diagnose the identity of single cells and detect chimeric and transition states of cells undergoing reprogramming.

  • Friday, January 9th, 2015

    Carlton appears on a panel with former President Jimmy Carter

    Carlton appeared on a panel with former President Jimmy Carter at a special event "Count Down to Zero: Defeating Disease in the 21st Century" at the American Museum of Natural History

  • Thursday, January 8th, 2015

    Stephanie Gline published a study in Development

    Stephanie Gline et al. in Christiaen lab published a study in Development called “Surrounding tissues canalize motile cardiopharyngeal progenitors towards collective polarity and directed migration”

  • Friday, December 12th, 2014

    Olivia Wilkins was quoted in The Atlantic Magazine

    The Atlantic Magazine recently published an article about NYU’s Science Communication Workshops taught by Steve Hall. Olivia Wilkins, a post-doctoral fellow who studies plant genetics at NYU's CGSB recently took Hall's workshop and was interviewed for the story.

  • Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

    Swift Publishes Career Essay in Science

    Joseph Swift, a PhD student in the Coruzzi lab, recently published an essay in the Careers Section of Science.

  • Friday, November 14th, 2014

    Carlton Project Covered in New York Times

    Jane Carlton’s Grand Challenge project was recently covered by the New York Times Science section in an article, “What Our Sewage Can Teach Us”.

  • Friday, November 14th, 2014

    Grand Challenge: Mapping NYC's MetaGenome

    In this video, members of one winning team—Biology Professor Jane Carlton, director of the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, and Ari Patrinos, deputy director for research at the Center for Urban Science and Progress...

  • Thursday, October 9th, 2014

    Synchronize your watches

    The Blau Lab published a paper in the September issue of PLOS Biology in which they described how clocks in individual neurons synchronize with each other for a coherent internal timer.

  • Thursday, September 18th, 2014

    Defining the guidelines for the nomenclature of genetic elements

    Alberto Stolfi and Lionel Christiaen contribute to defining the guidelines for the nomenclature of genetic elements in tunicates

  • Thursday, September 11th, 2014

    Alberto Stolfi published a paper in eLIFE

    Alberto Stolfi from the Christiaen lab published a paper in eLife, in collaboration with Elijah Lowe, Billie J Swalla and C Titus Brown. This shows that divergent mechanisms control conserved gene expression and developmental patterns between distant ascidian species.

  • Thursday, September 11th, 2014

    Christiaen lab profiles pigment cell precursors

    In collaboration with colleagues at the Stazione Zoological Anton Dohrn in Naples, Italy, a paper was published in Nature Communications, where they dissected the transcriptional dynamics underlying pigment cell specification.

  • Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

    Temporal Patterning of Death and Survival

    Claire Bertet and colleagues in the Desplan lab describe in a recent issue of Cell how temporal patterning of neuronal stem cells controls the death of neurons in the Drosophila optic lobes.

  • Friday, September 26th, 2014

    Adaptive evolution in chemostats

    David Gresham and PhD student, Jungeui Hong, have published a review of the functional basis of adaptive evolution of yeast and bacteria in chemostats.

  • Friday, September 26th, 2014

    Yeast gene regulatory network

    David Gresham has published a gold standard yeast gene regulatory network in a study led by Alexander Statnikov at the NYU School of Medicine.

  • Friday, September 26th, 2014

    RATE-seq for studying RNA kinetics

    Benjy Neymotin, Niki Athanasiadou and David Gresham have published a new method for measuring rates of RNA degradation and synthesis genome-wide.

  • Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

    Vogel Lab Awarded NIH Grant

    CGSB Assistant Professor Christine Vogel was recently awarded a 4-year NIH grant to model protein expression changes.

  • Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

    Rates of protein synthesis and degradation

    Konstantine Tchourine from the Vogel and Bonneau labs has published a computational study in Molecular BioSystems with a team of co-workers.

  • Thursday, July 24th, 2014

    Maritz Publishes Front Cover Review Article

    PhD Student Julia Maritz from the Carlton lab published a review as a front cover article in the July issue of Trends in Parasitology.

  • Thursday, July 10th, 2014

    Desplan lab defines the circuit for motion detection

    Rudy Behnia and Claude Desplan describe in an upcoming issue of Nature how a set of four neurons in the optic lobes of Drosophila implement motion detection of light and dark edges.

  • Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

    Coruzzi Lab Discovers New Hit-and-Run Model of Transcription

    The Coruzzi lab has identified a new “hit-and-run” transcription mechanism. The findings were published in a recent issue of PNAS.

  • Friday, June 6th, 2014

    Video from 13th Annual Symposium of the NYU CGSB

    Presentations from the 2014 13th Annual Symposium of the New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.

  • Friday, May 16th, 2014

    Nematode X Chromosomes

    In a recent Genetics paper, Sarah Albritton (Ercan lab) shows that the nematode X chromosomes have higher female-biased and lower male-biased expression.

  • Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

    2014 Genome Symposium

    The 2014 NYU CGSB Symposium, "Genomes Evolving" took place on Friday, June 6, 2014.

  • Monday, May 5th, 2014

    Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center interviews Jane Carlton

    Dr. Jane Carlton discusses her early interest and current research of Malaria at the Emory University Malaria Host-Pathogen Interaction Center.

  • Saturday, January 4th, 2014

    Lionel Christiaen receives 2014 Young Investigator Awards

    Lionel Christiaen was awarded with Young Investigator Award.

  • Friday, March 7th, 2014

    Rosenberg defines the evolution of insect segmentation

    Using an unusual experimental model, Miriam Rosenberg proposed that the wasp Nasonia exhibits a dual mode of segmentation: long germ like Drosophila at the anterior of the embryo, and short germ, with a segmentation clock at its posterior, as in most basal insects. This allowed her to suggest an evolutionary path for early embryonic development.

  • Thursday, March 6th, 2014

    Li Lab Awarded NSF Grant

    Fei Li, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, has been awarded a three-year NSF grant to study epigenetic inheritance, a process which, when disrupted, results in genomic instability and developmental disorders in both plants and humans.

  • Friday, March 7th, 2014

    Desplan lab publishes article on Science

    Robert Johnston and Claude Desplan described in a recent issue of Science how each of the two alleles of the gene spineless, which control the stochastic expression of Rhodopsin photopigments in the Drosophila retina, are turned ON or OFF randomly in photoreceptor cells. When the two alleles make different decisions, communication between them allows the cell to coordinate expression.

  • Monday, April 21st, 2014

    Elodie Ghedin Featured in Women in Science Video Series

    CGSB faculty member Elodie Ghedin was recently highlighted in a video series celebrating women in science.

  • Monday, April 21st, 2014

    Carlton's Dirty Money Project Covered by WSJ

    The Wall Street Journal recently published an article covering the findings of the Carlton lab's Dirty Money Project.

  • Thursday, March 6th, 2014

    Wernet publishes mechanism of polarized light detection in flies

    Mathias Wernet deciphered the transcriptional network that specifies the region of the Drosophila eye responsible for the detection of the vector of light polarization that allows insects to navigate when the sun is not present.

  • Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Optimized method for next-generation genetic screens

    David Gresham recently published an optimized method for next-generation genetic screens in the open access journal of the Genetics Society of America, G3.

  • Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Hong and Gresham publish study in PLoS Genetics

    PhD student, Jungeui Hong and David Gresham have published a high resolution study of adaptive evolution of budding yeast in nutrient-limited environments.

  • NYU's 2014 Darwin Lecture

    "From Darwin to DNA: Digging for Genes that Affect Behavior" This event is free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

    Purugganan named to HFSP’s Council of Scientists

    CGSB faculty member Michael Purugganan was recently welcomed as the new U.S. representative to the Human Frontier Science Program’s Council of Scientists.

  • Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

    CGSB Post-Doc Co-Founds Botanical Blends Company

    CGSB post-doctoral fellow, Rachel Meyer, recently co-founded a botanical blends company called “Shoots and Roots Bitters”.

  • Monday, January 6th, 2014

    Crop Domestication Genetics and Genomics

    In the December 2013 volume of Nature Reviews Genetics, CGSB post-doctoral fellow ,Rachel Meyer, and Michael Purugganan co-wrote a review article on the state of the field of crop domestication genetics and genomics.

  • Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

    Protein Expression Under Pressure

    In a Perspective article in Science, Christine Vogel discusses recent findings on a recurring theme in expression regulation.

  • Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

    Vogel Lab Receives NSF EAGER Grant

    The Vogel lab, in collaboration with Dennis Shasha from the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, received funding for their research on predicting protein degradation.

  • Monday, November 25th, 2013

    2013 DG Symposium

    6th Annual NYU Developmental Genetics Symposium "From Stem Cells to Organs" on December 6, 2013

  • Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

    CGSB Faculty Positions Available

    The NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology is now hiring.

  • Monday, September 23rd, 2013

    CGSB Researchers Among Winners of Grand Challenge Competition

    Congratulations to several CGSB researchers who are a part of one of two research teams being awarded $250,000 by NYU for the “Grand Challenge” competition.

  • Monday, September 23rd, 2013

    Gresham Lab Awarded 5-Year NIH Grant

    The Gresham lab has been awarded a 5 year grant by the NIGMS to study the regulation of cell growth and quiescence in eukaryotic cells.

  • Thursday, September 12th, 2013

    Coruzzi Lab Featured

    An article and slideshow featuring the work of Gloria Coruzzi and her lab is currently being featured on the NYU Stories website.

  • Thursday, September 12th, 2013

    Siegal Earns 4-year NSF Grant

    The National Science Foundation has awarded Mark Siegal a four-year grant to study cryptic genetic variation in the fly Drosophila melanogaster, a well established model organism for genetics research.

  • Thursday, September 12th, 2013

    Siegal Lab Questions Long-held View of Robustness

    In work published in PLoS Genetics, Dr. Joshua Richardson and Siegal lab colleagues refute a gene's role in suppressing the effects of mutations.

  • Thursday, September 12th, 2013

    Ziv Validates Decades-old Monod Prediction

    Ph.D. candidate Naomi Ziv, working with Drs. David Gresham and Mark Siegal in the CGSB, has validated a longstanding prediction about nutrient-limited growth in microbes.

  • Monday, August 26th, 2013

    Bonneau Named As A Top 10 Life Science Leader

    CGSB Scientist, Richard Bonneau, was recently named as one of the top 10 life science leaders under age 40 by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.

  • Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

    Fei Li Named a Pew Scholar

    Assistant Professor Fei Li was recently selected as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

  • Thursday, July 18th, 2013

    Olivia Wilkins

    Olivia Wilkins, a post-doctoral fellow in the CGSB, was recently named as one of 13 winners of the NSF/Gates Foundation BREAD Challenge Prize.

  • Monday, June 17th, 2013

    Temporal patterning of Drosophila

    Xin Li and Ted Erclik from Desplan Lab published a full article in Nature, analyzing the medulla processes visual information coming from inner photoreceptors R7 and R8 and from lamina neurons in the Drosophila optic lobes. It describes how precise temporal patterning of neural progenitors generates these different neural types.

  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

    2013 Genome Symposium

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the 12th Annual Genomics Symposium entitled "Synthetic Biology & Microbial Ecology". The symposium took place on June 7th.

  • Monday, April 22nd, 2013

    Genome of Dates

    CGSB Professor and NYU Dean for Science, Michael Purugganan, recently initiated the "100 Dates" project which will sequence the genomes of 100 date varieties.

  • Monday, April 1st, 2013

    Earth's Interior Cycles

    NYU Biology's Michael Rampino and collaborator, Andreas Prokoph, recently published an analysis on the cyclical activity below the earth's surface.

  • Monday, March 18th, 2013

    Computational Method for Analyzing microRNA-mRNA Interactions

    CGSB researchers have developed a computational method for analyzing the interactions of miRNAs with their mRNA targets in atomic detail.

  • Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

    Carlton Edits Books on Malaria Parasites

    CGSB Professor Jane Carlton has edited a new book entitled "Malaria Parasites: Comparative Genomics, Evolution and Molecular Biology."

  • Thursday, December 20th, 2012

    Broyde Lab Research Highlighted

    The lab of Dr. Suse Broyde, in collaboration with the Geacintov lab in the NYU Chemistry Department, has obtained new insight on certain PAH-derived lesions.

  • Thursday, December 20th, 2012

    Coruzzi Lab Member Attends Nobel Ceremony

    Angela Fan (former member of the Coruzzi lab) was recently selected to attend the Nobel Ceremony for her work on natural variation of nitrogen sensing in Arabidopsis.

  • Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

    Carlton Named AAAS Fellow

    CGSB Professor, Dr. Jane Carlton, along with three other NYU professors, was recently named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

    Video tour of the new Irene Rose Sohn Zegar Memorial Greenhouse

    NYU President John Sexton officially dedicated the new Irene Rose Sohn Zegar Memorial Greenhouse at the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology on Wed. October 17th, 2012.

  • Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

    Haz Waste Training Week

    This week the entire department is going to take their hazardous waste refresher quiz. It is available online or in person.

  • Monday, October 1st, 2012

    CGSB Faculty Position

    The NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology is now hiring.

  • Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

    Inflammatory Cells

    NYU researchers determine how imflammatory cells differ from stem cells, and affect the outcome of various diseases.

  • Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

    Blau in NYU Research Digest

    Researchers at NYU and Einstein discover new ways neurons work together to ease the transition between sleep and wake.

  • Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

    Human and Monkey Malaria

    Carlton lab publishes two papers, as the front cover of Nature Genetics, describing comparative analysis of several monkey malaria clade genomes.

  • Wednesday, August 8th, 2012


    Rebecca Bish, a post-doctoral fellow in the CGSB, was recently selected as one of three winners of the global competition for a Target Validation Grant from Sigma-Aldrich/SwitchGear Genomics.

  • Wednesday, August 8th, 2012


    Dr. David Gresham, an Assistant Professor in the NYU Biology Department’s CGSB has been named a Dupont Young Professor.

  • Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

    Ashley Bate

    Ashley Bate, a Ph.D. student in the Eichenberger laboratory, has received a Communications Prize for best young speaker at the 5th European Spores Conference.

  • Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

    Bet-hedging in Yeast

    CGSB faculty member finds mechanisms by which yeast hedge bets to enable some cells to survive in harsh unpredictable environments.

  • Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

    Naomi Ziv and Giacomo Mancini
    2012 Outstanding Teaching Awards

    Two Biology Department Teaching Adjuncts receive 2012 Outstanding Teaching Awards from CAS. Congratulations!

  • Thursday, April 19th, 2012

    Plant Expression in the Wild

    In a paper published in and April 2012 issue of the journal PLoS Genetics, a CGSB research group led by Michael Purugganan explores how plant genes are turned on and off out in nature. The study helps in understanding how plant genomes can respond to natural environmental signals, and how they adapt to different habitats, agricultural fields and even to climate change.

  • Thursday, March 15th, 2012

    Intel Third Place

    Mimi Yen, a Stuyvesant High School student working with Prof. Matt Rockman at the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, won third place at the Intel Science Talent Search last March 12.

  • Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

    Ercan March of Dimes

    Dr. Sevinc Ercan (left), assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, was awarded a prestigious 2012 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards by the March of Dimes Foundation. The award supports young and innovative scientists just embarking on their independent research careers, and provides funding to young investigators to start their own research projects on topics related to the March of Dimes mission.

  • Monday, January 30th, 2012

    NYU Abu Dhabi Conference

    The NYU Abu Dhabi Conference on Genomics and Systems Biology II will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 14-16 February 2012.

  • Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

    Four Area High School Students

    Two high school students working on science-fair research projects with scientists at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) are among the 40 national finalists for the international INTEL Science Talent Search competition for 2012.

  • Friday, January 13th, 2012

    CGSB’s Eichenberger

    A ubiquitous family of bacteria, including the causative agent of anthrax and the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections in the United States, form spores that are extremely resistant to disinfection.

  • Friday, December 16th, 2011

    Tree of Life

    Scientists at New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, the American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the New York Botanical Garden have created the largest genome-based tree of life for seed plants to date. Their findings, published today in the journal PLoS Genetics, plot the evolutionary relationships of 150 different species of plants based on advanced genome-wide analysis of gene structure and function. This new approach, called “functional phylogenomics,” allows scientists to reconstruct the pattern of events that led to the vast number of plant species and could help identify genes used to improve seed quality for agriculture.

  • Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

    Biologists Find New Function

    A team of New York University biologists has uncovered a previously unknown role for a set cells within the female reproductive tract of insects. Their discovery, which appears in the journal PloS Biology, could lead into a range of innovations pertaining to insect life, from curbing the growth of mosquitos to bolstering the population of honey bees.

  • Monday, October 31st, 2011

    Key Genomic Regulatory Network

    New York University and University of Iowa biologists have identified a key mechanism controlling early embryonic development that is critical in determining how structures such as appendages—arms and legs in humans—grow in the right place and at the right time.

  • Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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    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.

  • Thursday, October 6th, 2011

    CGSB-led team awarded $2.3 M

    Mutations are the raw material for evolution and a cause of many human diseases. With a recently awarded 4-year $2.3 M grant from the National Institutes of Health, Mark Siegal of the NYU CGSB will lead a collaborative effort with scientists at NYU, Stanford and the University of Georgia to characterize, with unprecedented precision, the rates and effects of different classes of mutations.

  • Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

    Cutting Edge Science

    The CGSB was featured in a recent issue of the Washington Square News.

  • Monday, September 26th, 2011

    McDonnell Foundation Grant

    Dr. Edo Kussell, assistant professor at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, was awarded a prestigious research award from the McDonnell Foundation as part of its 21st Century Science Initiative.

  • Wednesday, September 21st, 2011


    The NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology is now hiring.

  • Friday, September 9th, 2011

    Age-Old Questions

    Scientists have devised a method to measure the impact of age on the growth rates of cellular populations, a development that offers new ways to understand and model the growth of bacteria, and could provide new insights into how genetic factors affect their life cycle. The research, which appears in Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evolution, was conducted by scientists at New York University and the University of Tokyo.

  • Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

    NSF Grant

    Drs. Michael Purugganan and Rich Bonneau were awarded a 4-year $3.65 M grant by the NSF Plant Genome Research Program to figure out the genetic networks that allow rice to respond to temperature and water availability.

  • Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

    New NYU Genomics and System Biology Center Building Inaugurated

    The new building for the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) was officially inaugurated on June 1, 2011. The new building for the NYU Center is a revolutionary, 62,000-square foot “hub of science” located at the heart of the Washington Square campus. Keeping its original Greenwich Village façade this advanced science building houses open and interconnected state-of-the-art “loft laboratories” for teams of more than 200 researchers, including professors, postdoctoral scientists, and students.

  • Monday, August 15th, 2011

    Senate Appropriations

    The United States Senate Appropriations Committee conducted a site visit to CGSB professor Jane Carlton's seven year NIH project in India, from August 8-12, 2011.

  • Friday, July 1st, 2011

    NYU Genome Center Welcomes Dr. Jane Carlton

    The NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology welcomes Dr. Jane Carlton as the newest addition to the faculty.

  • Rice's origins point to China, NYU genome researchers conclude

    Rice originated in China, a team of genome researchers has concluded in a study tracing back thousands of years of evolutionary history through large-scale gene re-sequencing. Their findings, which appear in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), indicate that domesticated rice may have first appeared as far back as approximately 9,000 years ago in the Yangtze Valley of China. Previous research suggested domesticated rice may have two points of origin—India as well as China.

  • Friday, April 29th, 2011

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    Kris Gunsalus talks about her latest Cell paper on gene networks

    High-content screening for gene profiling has generally been limited to single cells. Here, we explore an alternative approach—profiling gene function by analyzing effects of gene knockdowns on the architecture of a complex tissue in a multicellular organism.

  • Two CGSB assistant professors make it on Cell's cluster of landm

    Cell recently cited 2 CGSB scientists (Richard Bonneau and Edo Kussell) for their landmark papers in Systems Biology. The scientists were highlighted in "Network News: Innovations in 21st Century Systems Biology"  (Cell March 18, 2011, vol 144, p. 844).

  • Christine Vogel's work cited among top papers in Nature Biotech

    CGSB assistant professor, Christine Vogel, was recently highlighted in Nature Biotechnology's 15th anniversary issue for her 2010 article, entitled: "Sequence signatures and mRNA concentration can explain two-thirds of protein abundance variation in a human cell line." Nature Biotechnology highlighted Vogel's article as one of its most cited articles in the last 5 years.

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    Biologists Find Genetic Explanation for Evolutionary Change

    A gene’s location on a chromosome plays a significant role in shaping how an organism’s traits vary and evolve, according to findings by genome biologists at New York University’s Center for Genomic and Systems Biology and Princeton University’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Their research, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Science, suggests that evolution is less a function of what a physical trait is and more a result of where the genes that affect that trait reside in the genome.

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    NSF Awards $3.75M to New York Plant Genome Consortium

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3.75 million grant to a team of New York research and educational institutions to further develop BigPlant v1.0. This new computational tool enables the analysis of all currently sequenced plant genomes within a phylogenetic framework--that is, according to their evolutionary history. The aim is to further develop and mine the BigPlant v1.0 data matrix to discover the genes that evolved to give rise to important economic traits, such as the development of seeds.

  • Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

    Endless Possibilities: The Campaign for The CGSB

    Faculty from the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology describe the new home of the center at New York University and the research possibilities.