Biological Sciences Dept

Lehman Marine Research Director Receives Award for Lifetime Dedication to Urban Waterways

November 9, 2015 2:13 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, In the News, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Lehman College’s Joseph Rachlin has been honored for a lifetime of cleaning up New York City rivers.

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National Cancer Institute Awards $1 Million Grant to Biology Professor for Killing Cancer Research

August 14, 2015 4:18 pm Biological Sciences Dept

Dr. Moira Sauane, who teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College, has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support her groundbreaking research. Her work is focused on understanding how different proteins behave at the cellular and molecular level for the purpose of developing cancer therapies that kill cancerous tumors, while sparing healthy cells.

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Researchers at Lehman College discover missing link needed for solving global vitamin A deficiency

June 16, 2015 5:00 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Dr. Eleanore T. Wurtzel of Lehman College’s Biological Sciences Department and the Graduate Center, CUNY is on a mission to develop plants that are rich in provitamin A carotenoids, an ingredient critical to the elimination of Vitamin A deficiency around the world.

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Professor Elected to Board of Trustees of Prestigious Gordon Research Conferences

June 11, 2015 1:01 pm Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

“I’m very proud to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Gordon Research Conferences,” says Dr. Wurtzel. “Our goal is to push science forward, and we do that by bringing in the best scientists in intersecting fields and giving them an opportunity to connect in an environment that fosters discussion and collaboration.”

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Lehman Professor Says Botanical Supplements Industry Must “Clean Up Its Act”

March 5, 2015 1:53 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Macaulay Honors College, Research

A recent investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concluded that many of the herbal supplements sold by retailers Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens contained fake ingredients. The supplements were subjected to DNA testing and the results showed that only 21 percent of the products had DNA from the plants or herbs advertised on [...]

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New Study by Lehman Professor Could Lead to Better Crop Yield

December 3, 2014 12:34 pm Biological Sciences Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences

A breakthrough study in plant sciences and biology led by Professor Zhi-Liang Zheng, (Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences) has potential long-term ramifications for improving crop yield and food quality. Prof. Zheng has identified a unique function for a sulfur nutrient transporter called SULTR1;2 and for the  first time provides genetic and physiological [...]

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Bronx Students Design Their Own Robots—Thanks to Intel and Lehman College

October 17, 2014 1:01 pm Admissions, Biological Sciences Dept, School of Education, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Science Building

Thanks to a partnership between Intel, Lehman College and the Department of Education, three South Bronx students from High School/Middle School 223, designed their own robots that used a 3D printer to bring their creations to life. The pilot program with Lehman, Students and Robots, is part of Intel’s 21st Century Robot Project, which seeks to [...]

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Lehman College Welcomes Two New Deans

September 4, 2014 12:28 pm Anthropology Dept, Biological Sciences Dept, Chemistry Dept, Economics and Business Dept, Environmental, Geographic, and Geological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Health Sciences Dept, Nursing Dept, Physics and Astronomy Dept, President Fernández, Provost, Psychology Dept, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Social Work Dept, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Dept

This Fall, Lehman College welcomes two new deans after extensive local and national searches: Dr. William W. Latimer has been named founding dean of the new School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing and Dr. Gautam Sen is now the new dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences.

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Prof. Edward Kennelly Traveling to Hong Kong on Fulbright to Research Traditional Chinese Medicine

July 8, 2014 10:44 am Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, School of Natural and Social Sciences

As traditional Chinese medicines continue to grow in importance outside of China, so does the need for a thorough understanding of how it is used and how it works.

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Second Annual Bronx SciFest Shines Light on Research

February 28, 2014 10:12 am Biological Sciences Dept, Provost, School of Natural and Social Sciences

For her research, Vélez wanted to see whether acidity or salinity had any effect on the germination of seeds in crop plants.

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Origin of Apes: Lehman Researcher Joins International Team in Groundbreaking Discovery

February 26, 2014 12:52 pm Anthropology Dept, Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Research, School of Natural and Social Sciences

Professor William Harcourt-Smith and an international team discovered evidence of the habitat of the early ape Proconsul in Kenya, Africa.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Thomas Jensen, Retired Professor of Biology and Department Chairman

February 18, 2014 1:55 pm Biological Sciences Dept, Faculty, Media Relations and Publications, Provost

Dr. Thomas Jensen, longtime professor of biology and former chair of the department, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014. He was 81. Dr. Jensen served as chairman of the Department of Biology for more than 20 years, retiring from Lehman College. He published more than 100 papers on the anatomy and evolution of cyanobacteria, [...]

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