Yip’s Sleep Study: How Racism and Stress Can Impact One’s Sleep Pattern

By: Caroline Palermo Professor Tiffany Yip of Fordham University’s psychology department, in her current study that began in 2018, conducts research on the correlation between racial discrimination and sleep patterns. Before beginning this study, Yip proposed a grant to the National Institute of Health and eventually received the funding necessary for her current research. Now, … More Yip’s Sleep Study: How Racism and Stress Can Impact One’s Sleep Pattern

Extinct Megafauna From the Ice Age: What They Tell Us Today

Dr. Robinson has been conducting research regarding paleoecology, the scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environments, since before he was a PhD Biology student at Fordham University. Much of Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on mentoring and conducting modern pollen projects—analyzing pollen samples found in geographical deposits—which reveals to scientists much about ancient ecosystems … More Extinct Megafauna From the Ice Age: What They Tell Us Today

Ethnographic Study of Young Men in NYC Public Housing

Veronica Quiroga, a senior at Fordham University, is an African American Studies major who also works as a research assistant for the Bronx African American History Project. Quiroga is currently working on her senior thesis: an ethnographic study of a group of young men who live in the Wagner Houses of East Harlem. Since attending … More Ethnographic Study of Young Men in NYC Public Housing

Piecing Together Autism Spectrum Disorder: Fordham Student’s Research on Inhibitory Neurons in Mouse Brains

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complicated neurodevelopmental disorder that is slowly being pieced apart by the research of those in the neuroscience field. Taking on a piece of the puzzle is Fordham University student Celia Hans, with the help of Dr. Batista-Brito and her research lab at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Hans is a … More Piecing Together Autism Spectrum Disorder: Fordham Student’s Research on Inhibitory Neurons in Mouse Brains

Detecting human iPSC-derived neuron effect in chromatin dynamics and genetic variants using in situ Hi-C assay

I am currently a freshman attending FCLC and double majoring in Integrative Neuroscience and English on the pre-medical track. On Thursdays, I volunteer in the Surgical Acute Care Unit at NYU Tisch Hospital. During one of my shifts, I had a conversation with a physician-scientist who introduced me to the world of research. Since that … More Detecting human iPSC-derived neuron effect in chromatin dynamics and genetic variants using in situ Hi-C assay

Civic Programs as a Tool to Foster Social Engagement & Community Building: Following up with the MoralUp! Project

A sophomore at FCRH, Gabriella Langella says she has always been interested in the intricacies of the human brain. She is an Integrated Neuroscience major on the cellular and molecular track and a Spanish minor. This pairing is reflective of her interest in the intersection between neurology and linguistics–how the brain responds to different languages. … More Civic Programs as a Tool to Foster Social Engagement & Community Building: Following up with the MoralUp! Project

Positive Parental Response Affects Adolescent Development

For the past two years of her undergraduate studies, Fordham Rose Hill junior Tereze Nika, a dedicated psychology major, has worked in Dr. Hyots’ adolescent research lab to uncover some of the most influential factors that impact development. Aside from being an academically driven Dean’s List student and Psi Chi psychology honors society member, she … More Positive Parental Response Affects Adolescent Development

Divine Discontent

In times of racism and injustice, is God angry or complacent? What is the role of a religion that promotes love and unity in situations of rage over inequality? These are questions that Professor Marjorie Corbman tackles in her dissertation titled: “Divine Discontent: The Influence of Messianic-Nationalist Movements on Early Black Theology’s Portrayal of God’s … More Divine Discontent

Rewiring Pathways in Spinal Injury Patients

For the last three years of her undergraduate career at Fordham, Rose Hill senior Lauren Mance has had the opportunity to work closely with neuroscientists at the Wadsworth Center, a New York Department of Health hospital in Albany. There, she has studied the effects of operant conditioning, or the re-learning of functional bodily mechanisms via … More Rewiring Pathways in Spinal Injury Patients