Professor Finds Molecular Mechanism Linked to Increased Risk for Disorders in Women
Marija Kundakovic, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and colleagues found that chromatin, a microscopic cell component, changes its shape during the ovarian cycle and it may mediate women’s vulnerability to increased risk for anxiety and depression.
U.S. Attorney General Takes Tech Industry to Task on Encryption
United States Attorney General William P. Barr blasted tech companies for resisting efforts to give law enforcement access to encrypted information in a July 23 keynote address to the 8th International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.
A Conversation with Silvia Finnemann, First Bepler Chair in Biology
Silvia C. Finnemann, Ph.D., is eyeing a bright future. Since she became the first Kim B. and Stephen E. Bepler Chair in Biological Sciences last fall, she has used her position to pursue new or previously underfunded research projects and dedicate more time toward her student mentees in her Larkin Hall retina cell biology laboratory.
A Strong Sense of Ethnic Identity Can Mitigate the Effects of Discrimination
Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., professor of psychology, has explored the human relationship with ethnic identity. Her latest project looks at what happens when we face discrimination in our daily lives and whether having a strong sense of racial and ethnic identity better protects us from the effects of discrimination—or makes us feel worse.