Farewell Julia

Our undergrad researcher, Julia Monkovic, is moving on from the lab to pursue her career. Congrats Julia & thank you for all you’re hard work. We will miss you !



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March 5th, 2021|

Spirit of Innovation

Dr. @jkmontclarenamed @AcadofInventors for “her prolific spirit of #innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made an impact on the quality of life, economic development, & the welfare of society” https://bit.ly/3qKeg1i
February 24th, 2021|

A day in the life of a scientist….

By Alara Tuncer




Beep Beep Beep. I woke up punching my alarm from a vivid dream of me in the fifth-grade science fair—sheepishly presenting about tungsten lamps. This is when I should’ve known that I was going to become a scientist. What kind of 10-year-old tries to build a light bulb with tungsten filaments?


It’s 9:20 am. I rub my eyes and pull the curtain reluctantly—yet—firmly and the light begins to illuminate my room. Hoping the sun does a better job at waking me than my alarm, I yawn. I feel sleepier than usual. It’s unavoidable for me really, to go about my day without dividing the total amount of sleep I’ve got the previous night with a single sleep cycle (roughly one and a half hours) to evaluate if I’ve gotten enough sleep.


I walk into the bathroom and turn on the tap to wash my face. I hear the faucet dripping, while I’m keen on avoiding scientific explanations for this, when I turn to observe the water sneakily escaping between my fingers from the hand I’ve been holding out—I’m caught in the flow of my thoughts just like the water, liquidious. I wonder why? Still, I carry on about my day, walking around on my tippy-toes so that my roommate doesn’t wake up to my creaking footsteps. Still, I hear noises caused by the unwilling force I’m exerting on the floor that is defiantly causing a surge of vibrations to travel along the floor, sharply cutting through the silence of the air.


I brush my hair and my teeth. You would’ve thought that my mind wandering into nothingness—thoughtless and lacking [...]

February 23rd, 2021|

TRAP Recognition – Andrew Wang

Our Andrew Wang was featured in an article for his TRAP work. A protein construct which attempts to tackle drug delivery & imaging. Congrats Andrew! Check out the story.







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February 22nd, 2021|

Congrats to @JMonkovic Serena Jones, Maddy Nicholas, @pkatyal18 , @kamia_punia ! #WomenInSTEM

NYU Tandon @SOAR_NYU fellows publish a paper on the efficacy of their #STEM methods and are featured in @physorg_com. Congratulations! See their research on #3Dprinting https://bit.ly/2Zqa0HU #NYUTandonMade






February 17th, 2021|


In honor of Int’l Day of #womenandgirlsinscience we would like to highlight our female lab members. We are a lab that strives to be inclusive and breaking barriers in #STEMEquality.

February 11th, 2021|

SOAR Feature

Tandon’s @SOAR_NYUfellows, an initiative spearheaded @jkmontclare, publish a paper on using #3D prints in #biology classrooms. “Julia and the other SOAR fellows are developing much-needed new modes of #STEM learning,” says Dr. Monclare

https://bit.ly/2Z3AnDs #NYUTandonMade



February 10th, 2021|

Farewell Priya !

This past week, we bid a farewell to our postdoc Priya, who will be venturing off onto her new position! Congrats Priya, you will be truly missed.




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February 10th, 2021|

Starting a Postdoc in a Pandemic

By Stanley Chu, PhD

Academia is a nomadic path for many of us who are in the early stages of our career. You spend a few years in one place to get your bachelor’s degree, pick up your life and move to go to grad school, move again for your postdoc (and again for your second postdoc), and then move again for your first job. And each time you move you have to start over, from finding housing to finding new friends. Each time is arguably more difficult as the size of your cohort and colleagues (your natural friends) shrink and you become more specialized and unique in your field.

I began my Postdoc tenure at the Montclare Lab in October of 2019. I had moved to New York City from my home in Atlanta. In the first few months, I did my best to find and furnish an apartment, make friends and explore New York City all on a postdoc budget. I spent my first Christmas in New York City alone, deciding that I could not afford to fly back home for the holidays. Instead, I kept myself busy writing a review paper.


In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 outbreak was a pandemic. On that same day, the Montclare Labs shutdown it’s operations and we began to work from home for the next four months. Since we are mainly a wet lab, we had trouble finding any productivity at home, not to mention that most of us are in tiny New York City apartments that don’t have suitable [...]

February 2nd, 2021|

CCNY Seminar

Catch @jkmontclare speaking at @ccnycitycollege ’s Chemistry Dept.’s virtual seminar tomorrow Monday 2/01 @ 12pm. https://ccny.zoom.us/j/84630898998



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January 31st, 2021|