Medical and Biomedical

Description of past research/work & capabilities for Medical, Biomedical, and Biotechnology

Since the CAT's inception, CAT Faculty have focused their research efforts in areas that have direct commercial applications in biomedical research and biotechnology.  The following life sciences disciplines have been investigated.

  • Antimicrobial Treatments
  • Biohazard and Select Agent Detection and Monitoring
  • Cancer Detection
  • Commercial Monoclonal and Polyclonal Generation, Manufacturing, and Sales
  • Commercial Structural Biology Applications
  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Human Genetic Biomarkers
  • Industrial Cosmetics
  • Infectious Disease Diagnostics
  • Medical Device Generation, Manufacturing, and Sales

Research/Expertise/Capabilities of CAT in Medical, Biomedical, and Biotechnology

New York Structural Biology Center
Located on the City College of New York Campus at 133rd Street and Convent Avenue in Manhattan, the NYSBC is one of the nation’s premier centers for structural biology.  It possesses unrivaled facilities for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR), Cryoelectron Microscopy (CEM), and X-Ray Crystallography.  NYSBC’s research facilities represent a capital investment of more than $60 million and include state-of-the-art instrumentation for analyzing proteins and other biological molecules.  The NYSBC also receives partial research from NYSTAR and is a continuing research partner of the CUNY CAT.

The Advanced Imaging Facility
The Advanced Imaging Facility, operated by the Division of Science and Technology at the College of Staten Island, is a free facility for users at CSI and other CUNY schools.  Outside researchers may also use the facility for a fee.  The facilty hosts an Atomic Force Microscope, a Confocal Microscope, two Transmission Electron Microscopes, a Scanning Electron Microscope, and a Live Cell Imaging System.  Instruments for tissue processing include a Tissue Processor, a regular Ultramicrotome and a Cryo-ultramicrotome.  Offline image processing using Imaris is also available.

The New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE)
The New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE) is a research unit that operates in partnership with several prominent New York City biomedical research organizations and hospitals.

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
Medical Faculty pursue basic research projects with support from prestigious external funders such as the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, National Foundation of Infectious Diseases, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Josiah Macy Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and a number of other private foundations.

Center for the Study of the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Development (CSCMBD)
The Center is grouped into three scientific areas: (Area Group I) Biomolecular Structure and Function, (Area Group II) Cancer, (Area Group III) Neurobiology and (Area Group IV) Immunology.

The Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function
The Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function (Gene Center) is a consortium of researchers within Hunter College.

The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS)

The Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center

CAT Core Facilities & Equipment for Medical, Biomedical, and Biotechnology

Brooklyn College

The City College of New York

The College of Staten Island

Hunter College

Lehman College