June 2022 June 9—Congratulations to Prof. Mara Schvarzstein and Prof. Shaneen Singh for publishing “A combined in silico and in vivo approach to the structure-function annotation of SPD-2 provides mechanistic insight into its functional diversity” in Cell Cycle. May 2022 May 19—Congratulations to recipients of Biology Department student awards and scholarships, 2022–2023. May 13—Congratulations to Prof. Shaneen Singh and collaborator Prof. Anjana Saxena on their recent publication, “In silico study predicts a key role of RNA-binding domains 3 and 4 in nucleolin-miRNA interactions” in the journal Proteins. May 9—Congratulations to biology undergraduate Hanan Yafai and collaborators Takisha Morancy, Stephanie Tominga, and Mark Stewart for winning third place at Brooklyn College Science Day 2022 for their poster, “Symmetric facial movements using nerve recording and stimulation in a rat model of facial nerve damage.” February 2022 February 17—Congratulations to Prof. Amy Ikui on her recent publication titled “Cdc6 is sequentially regulated by PP2A-Cdc55, Cdc14, and Sic1 for origin licensing in S. cerevisiae” published in eLiFe Journal. Prof. Ikui’s laboratory studies DNA replication and cell division using S. cerevisae as a model system, with the goal of understanding the molecular mechanism of cell growth control. She aims to understand how cell cycle misregulation is linked to genome instability, which is relevant to tumorigenesis and cancer in higher eukaryotes. Also involved in this work is Dr. Jasmin Philip – a graduate student at the CUNY Graduate Center who successfully defended her Ph.D. in Biochemistry. For those interested in Prof. Ikui’s work please visit her webpage: https://amyikuilab.com.