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NYC Builds Bio+ Hosts Tour of CUNY ASRC

On August 11th, visitors toured the KPF-designed Advanced Science Research Center for the City University of New York.

The ASRC building furthers the university’s “Decades of the Sciences” initiative, providing state-of-the-art facilities to a world-class research institution. The complex is designed to accommodate a wide range of research initiatives in many varied disciplines, through the use of a modular utility “infrastructure” that can support varied research requirements. Housing science facilities, the ASRC is arranged thematically on a floor-by-floor basis focusing on five areas of research: Photonics; Structural Biology; Biosensing/Remote Sensing; Nanotechnology; and Neuroscience. It acts as a CUNY-wide facility providing hoteling for outside research activities. The building connects below grade to the City College Center for Discovery and Innovation, creating a unified science campus.

The event began with a welcome from Joshua Brumberg, Interim Director of ASRC, followed by an overview of the day, a presentation by the developers, then a tour of the facility. Following the tour, Nancy J. Kelley, Founding Member and Steering Committee of NYC Builds Bio+, moderated a panel discussion featuring Tavis Ezell, Director of Business Development, New York State Sensor Center of Advanced Technology (CAT); Jia Liu, PhD, Director of the Epigenetics Facility; Isela Lopez, Operations Manager, Comparative Medicine Unit/ In-Vivo Animal Facility; and Rein Ulijn, PhD, Director, Nanoscience Initiative. The program concluded with a networking reception.

NYC Builds Bio+ was founded in 2018 with the purpose of connecting commercial life science opportunities to New York City’s real estate development community through events, research, reports, and educational programs.

The event was held on Thursday, August 11th from 4:30 to 8:00 PM. Learn more here.