Current Openings

Postdoctoral Positions Spring, 2022: biosynthesis and molecular structure of biopolymer composites that protect tomato fruits; ligand-modulated tailoring of intestinal fatty acid-binding protein surfaces for sensing and signaling that affect systemic energy homeostasisPositions remain open, 6/24/22! See the ad here.
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: fellowships for Ph.D. students The program and application procedure are attached. Deadline is May 1 of each year (this program concluded on 8/31/20). See brochure for more information.
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CUNY Ph.D. concentration in Biochemistry/Biophysics/Biodesign @CCNY
See the attached brochure and the (sometimes slowly loading) flipbook at this link
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Research Rotations for Prospective Ph.D. studentsThe main goal of a lab rotation (two months each for Biochemistry and Chemistry) is to get a flavor for the type of science we do, the dynamic of our research group, and what careers our students pursue after they graduate. Your activities will include a selection of the following: Overexpress and purify a protein from E. coli cells, purify biopolymers from fruit cuticles or fungal melanins, conduct and analyze 600 MHz NMR experiments in solution or solid state, try HPLC and/or MS to separate a plant metabolite mixture. Give a 15-min PP presentation to our research group on a published article, your prior M.S. research, or your rotation labwork. Write a 1-page report on someone else's group meeting presentation. Read a recent publication from our group, then write a 1-page summary of the major findings and a follow-up question you would like to address. Do a literature search to assist someone in the group (who will show you how to do it). Do a survey of 'junior' and 'senior' group members about their research projects, accomplishments, challenges, and career plans. Talk with Prof. Stark about research projects for which new grad students are being recruited. For a pictorial view of our current research projects, see the attached file.
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CCNY Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) This new NIH-funded program supports stipends and professional skills development for underrepresented students doing research in the biomedical sciences under the mentorship of CCNY faculty members. See the college press release at the following link: CCNY G-RISE press release