Research and Publications

Research at Yeshiva University is a collaborative process in every sense of the word and a testament to our dedication and commitment to continue as a vibrant research community. Whether it's our faculty of scholars and scientists who publish often and include undergraduates in their research, or students engaging one another through scientific inquiry, the results are undeniable: our students develop powerful analytical skills while contributing to new thinking and discovery.

Student Research Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at Einstein
Undergraduate Student Research Presentations (USRP)

Recent Faculty Publications

Stauber, M., Jakoncic J.,Berger, Karp, J., Axelbaum, A., Sastow, D., Buldyrev, S.V., Hrnjez, B.J.,Asherie, N., "Crystallization of lysozyme with (R)-, (S)- and (RS)-2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol," Acta Cryst. D 71, 427-441 (2015).
Bernstein, M., Reading and Re-Reading Scripture at Qumran (2 volumes; Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 107; Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2013)
Blatner, B."Years of Sky" (Scripts Up!, February 2013 at New York's 59E59 Theatre).
Blatner, The Still Position: A Verse Memoir of My Mother's Death (2010) November 2013 will be a guest on Radio to discuss this work.

Stauber, M., Jakoncic J.,Berger, Karp, J., Axelbaum, A., Sastow, D., Buldyrev, S.V., Hrnjez, B.J., Asherie, N. "Crystallization of lysozyme with (R)-, (S)- and (RS)-2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol," Acta Cryst. D 71, 427-441 (2015).
Kornbluth, Y., Lowinger, S., Cwilich, G., Buldyrev, S.V. “Cascading Failures in Interdependent Networks with Proximate Dependent Nodes”,   Phys. Rev. E 89, 032808,(2014)Cao, L., and Chen, W., "Liouville type theorems for poly-harmonic Navier problems", Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, 33 (2013)
Chen, W., Li, C., "Super Polyharmonic property of solutions for PDE systems and its applications", Comunications in Pure and Applied Analysis, 12 (2013)

Chen, W., Fang, Y., Li, C., "Super poly-harmonic property of solutions for Navier boundary problems on a half space", Journal of Functional Analysis (2013)

Kornbluth, Y., Lowinger, S., Cwilich, G., and S.V. Buldyrev, “Cascading Failures in Interdependent Networks with Proximate Dependent Nodes”,   Phys. Rev. E 89, 032808,(2014)
Fine, S., Art and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity (Brill Academic Publishers, 2013) Fitzgerald, L., Ianetta, M.,  The Oxford Guide for Writing Tutors: Practice and Research. (New York: Oxford UP, 2015.)

Freedman, J., Books Without Borders in Enlightenment Europe: French Cosmopolitanism and German Literary Markets (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)
German author Dominik Bernet published a novel based on Freedman's first book, A Poisoned Chalice (Princeton University Press, 2002).  Bernet's novel: Das Gesicht (Bern: Cosmos Verlag, 2012)
Gidea, M., De Le Lave, R., Seara, T., "Local and global instability in nearly integrable Hamiltonian systems", Oberwolfach Reports 34 (2013)
Delshams, A., Gidea, M., Roldan, P., "Transition map and shadowing lemma for normally hyperbolic invariant manifolds", Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems – A 33
Belbruno, E., Gidea, M., Topputo, F., "Geometry of Weak Stability Boundaries", Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems 12 (2013)

Pagnatelli J., Goswami S., Rohan T., Jones JG., Rohan T., Pieri E., Chen X., Adler E., Cox D., Maleki S., Bresnick A., Gertler FB., Condeelis JS and Oktay M. Sci Signal. 2014 Nov 25;7(353) Grivoyannis, E., "The Impact of Interest Rates on the Demand for Money in Brazil." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, 2014. 

Grivoyannis, E., Wang, Y., "How Multi-Factors and Exchange Rate Volatility Affect Equity Premiums in the Chinese Stock Markets." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, 2014

Grivoyannis E., (editor), The New Chinese Economy: Dynamic Transitions into the Future, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012.
Hashimoto, T., Hirata, D., Kesten, O., Kurino, M., Utku Ünver, M., "Two Axiomatic Approaches to the Probabilistic Serial Mechanism" Theoretical Economics 9, 253–277 (2014).

Acemoglu, D., Hawkins, W., "Search with Multi-Worker Firms" Theoretical Economics 9(3), 583-628, 2014.

Hoffman, E., "Free Patients from the Rumination Trap" The Addiction Professional, 50-53, Fall 2015
Hoffman, E., Acosta-Orozco,C., Compton, W.C., "Life-Metaphors among Colombian Medical Students: Uncovering Core Values and Educational Implications" College Student Journal Vol 49, Number 4, 579-587
Holtz, S., Neo-Babylonian Trial Records (SBL Writings from the Ancient World 35; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014).
Holtz, S.,"Lexicography: Biblical Hebrew."  In Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (ed. Geoffrey Khan, et. al.; Leiden: Brill, 2013), 507-510. [Online: browse/encyclopedia-of-hebrew-language-and-linguistics]. 

Holtz, S., "Why are the Sins of Ephraim (Hos 13,12) and Job (Job 14,17) Bundled?" Biblica 93 (2012), 107-115.Holtz, S., Review of Samuel Greengus, Laws in the Bible and in Early Rabbinic Law Collections: The Legal Legacy of the Ancient Near East (Cascade, 2011). "Ancient Traditions, New Conversations: The Blog." (September 20, 2012).

Jiang, J., "Oxidation of carbon monoxide in basic solution catalyzed by nickel cyano carbonyls under ambient conditions and the prototype of a CO-powered alkaline fuel cell"  (Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 9432) Wenfeng Lo,a Chunhua Hu,b Tyler Berenson,a Nathaniel Tracer,a Daniel Shlian, Michael Khaloo,a Avraham Benhaima and Jianfeng Jiang*
Karlip, J., The Tragedy of a Generation: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism in Eastern Europe (Harvard University Press, 2013)

Koller, A., Esther in Ancient Jewish Thought (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
The Semantic Field of Cutting Tools in Biblical Hebrew (Washington, DC: Catholic Biblical Association, 2013)

LeBard,D. N., Martin, D. R., Lin, S., Woodbury, N. W., Matyushov, D. V., Protein dynamics to optimize and control bacterial photosynthesis (Chem. Sci., 4,4127-4136, DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51327K, 2013) Inside back cover article
Martin, D. R., LeBard, D. N., Matyushov, D. V., Coulomb soup of bioenergetics: Electron transfer in a bacterial bc1 complex  (J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4, 3602-3606, DOI: 10.1021/jz401910e, 2013)
Raju, S. G., and Barber, A. F., LeBard, D. N., Klein, M. L., Carnevale, V. Exploring volatile general anesthetic binding to a closed membrane-bound bacterial voltage-gated sodium channel via computation (PLoS Comput. Biol., 9(6), e1003090, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003090, 2013)

Marini, A, and Otway, T.H., "Duality methods for a class of quasilinear systems", Annales del’ Institute Henri Poincare C. Nonlinear Analysis (2013)
Moncrief, V., Marini, A., Maitra, R., "Modified semi-classical methods for nonlinear quantum oscillations problems", Journal of Mathematical Physics 53 (2012).
Isobe, T., Marini, A., "Small coupling limit and multiple solutions to the Dirichlet problem for Yang-Mills connections in 4 dimensions", Part I and II, Journal of Mathematical Physics 53
Mesch, R., Having it All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women's Magazines Invented the Modern Woman (Stanford UP 2013)
Olson, J.,  Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism and Orthodoxy (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013)
Otway, T.H., The Dirichlet Problem for Elliptic-Hyberbolic Equations of Keldysh Type  (Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg- New York-Tokyo, 2012)
Marini, A, and Otway, T., "Duality methods for a class of quasilinear systems", Annales del’ Institute Henri Poincare C. Nonlinear Analysis (2013)

Weingarten M,* Akhavan N,* Hanau J, Peter Y. A place to call home: Bioengineering an environment for pluripotent stem cell production.  AIMS Bioeng. 2:15-28 (2015). *Equal contributors.
Sen N, Weingarten M, Peter Y. Very late antigen-5 facilitates stromal progenitor differentiation into fibroblast lineage. Stem Cells Trans Med. Epub ahead of print (2014)

Richter, M., Fully Absorbing Dynamic Compromise, Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 152(C), 92-104 (2014)

Schnall, E., Schiffman, M., & Cherniak, A. (2014). Values that transcend: Positive psychology in Jewish texts and tradition. In C. Kim-Prieto (Ed.), Religion and spirituality across cultures. Netherlands: Springer

Schnall, E.,  Kalkstein, S. Gottesman, A., Feinberg, K., Schaeffer, C. B., Feinberg, S. (in press). Barriers to mental health care: A 25-year follow-up study of the Orthodox Jewish community. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.
Schnall, E., Schiffman, M., & Cherniak, A. (in press). Values that transcend: Positive psychology in Jewish texts and tradition. In C. Kim-Prieto (Ed.), Religion and spirituality across cultures. Springer.
Schnall, E. (in press). Psychological science and religious education in a devout university: The case of pain overlap theory and the Talmud. Journal of Religious Education.
Schnall, E., Saperstein, Y., & Saperstein, Y. The first case of drug-dependent memory: The biblical Lot in Talmudic and Midrashic exegesis. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 22, 155-159. (2013)
Salmoirago-Blotcher, E., Fitchett, G., Hovey, K., Schnall, E. et al. Frequency of private spiritual activity and cardiovascular risk in post-menopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative. Annals of Epidemiology, 23, 239-245. (2013)
Schnall, E., Pelcovitz, D., & Fox, D. Satisfaction and stressors in a religious minority: A national study of Orthodox Jewish marriage. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 41, 4-20.(2013)
Schneider, S., For Whom Do the Jackals Howl (Carmel Publishing House, 2013) [Book written in Hebrew]
Ben-David, G., Miller, E., Steinhauer, J. (2015) Drosophila spermatid individualization is sensitive to temperature and fatty acid metabolism, Spermatogenesis, 5:1, e1006089. 

Steinhauer, J., Liu, H. H., Miller, E., Treisman, J.E. "Trafficking of the EGFR ligand Spitz regulates its signaling activity in polarized tissues"  (Journal of Cell Science 126, 4469–4478, 2013. The Company of Biologists Ltd doi: 10.1242/jcs.131169)
Aguiara, M., Andréb, C., Benedettic, C., Bergeronc, N., Chenc, Z., Diaconis, P., Hendricksone, A., Hsiaof, S., Isaacsg, I.M., Jedwabh, A., Johnsoni, K., Karaalij, G., Lauvek, A., Lel, T., Lewism, S., Lin, H., Magaardo, K., Marberg, E., Novelliq, J.C., Pang, A., Saliolar, F., Tevlin, L., Thibonq, J.Y., Thiemt, N., Venkateswaranu, V., Vinrootv, C.R., Yand, N., Zabrockic, M.,  Supercharacters, symmetric functions in noncommuting variables, and related Hopf algebras, Advances in Mathematics 229 (2012). 
Zimmerman, J, The Polish Underground and the Jews - 1939-1945, (New York, Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Mehlman, J., Zypman, F.R., Scanning Probe Microscope Force Reconstruction Algorithm via Time-Domain Analysis of Cantilever Bending Motion, J. Adv. Microsc. Res. 9, 268-274 (2014)