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Adrienne Alaie

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology
Office: HN818
Tel: (212) 650-3238

James Gordon


Dr. James Gordon is Professor and Deputy Chair of Psychology at Hunter College of CUNY. He has appointments on the Psychology Doctoral Faculty in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience and the Biology Doctoral Faculty in Neuroscience at the Gradute Center of Cuny. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester and M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Brown University. His research interests concern neural mechanisms underlying processing of color and form information by the visual system. Recent work has focused on the nature of the parallel pathways in humans that are responsible for encoding and transmitting visual information, and on the development of these pathways from infancy through adulthood. Psychophysical experiments utilize hue scaling and chromatic adaptation to isolate chromatic and luminance pathways, while physiological studies the visual evoked potential to study the development of these pathways in humans. His current research involves exploring deficits in visual processing found in pathologies including flaucoma, autism, and schizophrenia that may aid in their early diagnosis and possible treatment.




Department of Psychology
Office: HN604
Tel: (212) 772-5619

Steven Greenbaum


Dr. Steve Greenbaum is a Professor of Physics at Hunter College in the City University of New York (CUNY) and also serves as Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Physics at CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Greenbaum earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from Brown University. He spent two years in the Semiconductor Branch of the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. as an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, and also spent three sabbatical years as (i) Fulbright Scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science; (ii) NASA/NRC Senior Research Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology; and (iii) Visiting Professor in the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University and the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Rutgers University. Dr. Greenbaum's main research interest involves spectroscopic studies of disordered solids by magnetic resonance and synchrotron x-ray absorption, most of which has recently centered on materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion (i.e., batteries and fuel cells). He has authored or co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications and given over 50 invited talks at national or international conferences. He was the 2001 recipient of the Roosevelt Gold Medal for Science, bestowed by the New York Council of the United States Navy League, and the 2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, awarded by the National Science foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Greenbaum is a fellow of the American Physical Society.





Department of Physics
Office: HN1220B
Tel: (212) 772-4973

Jeffrey Laurence

Science Advisor to the President and Provost
Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Laurence is Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of the Laboratory for AIDS Virus Research at those institutions. He is also Senior Scientific Consultant for Programs at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, co-founded by Dr. Mathilde Krim and Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Science Adviser to the President and Provost of Hunter College, and Editor-in-Chief of two medical journals: AIDS Patient Care and STDs (25th year) and Translational Research (formerly the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, 96th year). He was also founded of The AIDS Reader, and its former Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Laurence Received his B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1972, and his M.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1976. He was selected a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University in 1973. Deferring this honor, he accepted a Hentry Luce Fellowship to Japan, where he worked as a research associate at the Institute for Cancer Research in Osaka from 1974-1975. Dr. Laurence returned to New York to complete a residency in internal medicine, followed by fellowships in hematology and oncology at The New York Hospital, and a research fellowship in immunology at The Rockefeller University in the laboratory of Dr. Henry Kunkel. Dr. Laurence has authored over 150 scientific papers related to HIV and related conditions. He is a member of several private national and international AIDS organizations. He is a recipient of the Clinician-Scientist Award of the American Heart Association and the William S. Paley Fellowship in Academic Medicine. He is a member of the National Council of The Jackson Laboratory, an elected Fellow of the New York Academcy of Sciences, and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He has three children and lives in Greenwhich, CT.