Bhavik Natwani, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
Bio: Bhavik Nathwani is currently a PhD candidate with Prof Jung-Chi Liaos lab
at Columbia University. He has built a super-resolution STED nanoscope and uti-
lizes it to study diverse range of scientiﬁcally exciting problems ranging from neu-
roscience to stem cell biology, and material science. To satiate his entrepreneurial
spirit, he contributes towards technology transfer efforts at Columbia Technology
Ventures in his capacity as a CTV fellow. His research interests lie at the intersec-
tion of physics and biology, with a goal of exploiting ultra-high precision physical
measurements to improve our understanding of myriad biological phenomena.
Arthur Parzygnat, Physics, CUNY Graduate Center
Bio: Arthur Parzygnat graduated from Queens College (QC) in 2010 with a BA
in Mathematics, a BS in Physics, and a minor in Japanese. He is currently a second year student in the physics PhD program at the CUNY Graduate Center and has a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) for mathematics. He’s been running a student seminar for physics and math students since Fall 2011. His goal is to approach common problems in both fields through a unified approach. He also swims, snowboards, and occasionally draws/paints.
Edith Gonzalez, Executive Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Bio: Edith Gonzalez has a PhD in Anthropology from the Graduate Center. Her
research is interdisciplinary (drawing from the ﬁelds of environmental science, ar-
chaeology, and history) and focuses on human ecodynamics and slavery in the
nineteenth-century, English-speaking Caribbean. She is currently the Executive
Director of the Ofﬁce of Research and Sponsored Programs at the GC, which is the
central administrative unit for overseeing GC-CUNY applications for, and awards
of, governmental and foundation funding.
Ann Henderson, Associate Provost and Dean for Sciences
Bio: Ann Adjie Shirley-Henderson, Associate Provost and Dean for the Sciences
at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is a Professor of Bio-
logical Sciences at Hunter College and a member of the Programs in Biology and
Biochemistry at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Henderson received the PhD in
Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina. She is a
recipient of the Yasuda International Award for Research and the Leukemia Soci-
ety of America Scholar Award. She has authored several hundred publications on
Genetics, Cell Regulation and Environmental Hazards.
Adrienne Klein, Co-Director, Science & the Arts
Bio: Adrienne Klein is Director of Special Projects and the Research Integrity
Ofﬁcer in the Ofﬁce of Research and Sponsored Programs at The Graduate Center.
She also organizes events for the GCs Science and the Arts series, with programs
ranging from conferences and concerts to science demonstrations on the streets of
New York. http://web.gc.cuny.edu/sciart. Klein is active in international efforts to
promote dialog between the sciences and the arts and has presented at numerous
conferences, including the New York Academy of Sciences Two Cultures in the
21st Century. Klein is also a curator and artist with her work included in several