Regional Research Centers

MMA faculty are partners and collaborators in several major institutes and centers, giving them access to state-of-the-art facilities and staff expertise.

The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center is CUNY’s collaborative, interdisciplinary research center, operated by the Graduate Center and located on the City College campus. The mission of the ASRC is to elevate scientific research and education at the university through five distinctive disciplines: environmental sciences, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology.

Founded by nine eminent research institutions in 1999, the New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC), located on CUNY’s City College campus, is a global leader in structural biology. With unsurpassed expertise and instrumentation, the NYSBC provides biomedical research services to commercial and academic clients, including high throughput gene-to­-structure determination, structure-based drug design, crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, cryo-electron microscopy and protein production. This consortium shares numerous high-field NMR spectrometers operating at 500-900 MHz, a 600 MHz Dynamic Nuclear Polarization spectrometer, numerous high-end TEMs and SEMs, and access to NYX, an X-ray beamline designed to utilize the brightness of the NSLS-II, the synchrotron facility opened in 2015 at Brookhaven National Lab. The NYSBC supports projects to elucidate the role of proteins and nucleic acids in human disease and to develop fields such as structural genomics and proteomics.

The New York Center for Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York, a consortium involving CUNY, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, was established to serve as a national urban model for biomedical engineering training for both undergraduate and graduate students. Founded in 1994 by Distinguished Professor Sheldon Weinbaum, the Center includes 30 faculty and their teams who have worked to create a robust pipeline for African-American and Hispanic students in this specialization from high school internship through the Ph.D. degree. The NYCBE promotes interactions between the CCNY Department of Biomedical Engineering and partner clinical institutions, enabling activities such as translational technology development and the placement of CCNY BME students in research laboratories at consortium partner institutions.