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MARK CRISPIN MILLER

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Profs sue NYU over pay cuts

Profs sue NYU over pay cuts allegedly tied to lack of grant money

Two longtime NYU medical professors are suing the school, claiming their salaries were slashed because they didn’t bring in enough grant money — even though their research data were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

Physiologist Dr. Marie Monaco — who has been a vocal opponent of the university’s loans for employee vacation homes — and biochemist Dr. Herbert Samuels, who has been at the university since 1970, say their labs were flooded in the storm because of NYU’s failure to protect the facilities.

The data “is the backbone of their research and critical to their ability to secure extramural funding,” the Manhattan civil suit says.

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