Student and Alumni Highlights

Current Doctoral Student Profiles

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MARLEN ACOSTA ALAMO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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SAYMON AKTHER

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

JUAN ANGULO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 jangulo1@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

POLET BARRAGAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 pbarragan@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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ALEXIS BREWER

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 abrewer@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 Website

 

ANNALIESE CHANG

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 achang@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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SAM CHIN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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ROYCE CUMMING

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

TENZING DOLKAR DOLECK

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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JESSE FARRUGGELLA

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

CHRISTOPHER FINCK

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 cfinck@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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CONNOR FRENCH

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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FRANCES C. GELLER

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 Website

 

 

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MELINA GIAKOUMIS

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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AARON GOODMAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 agoodman1@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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KELSEY HOM

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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IRENE HOXIE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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RACHAEL JOAKIM

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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ERICA JOHNSON

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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NAOKO KURATA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

JOSEPH LAWRENCE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 jlawrence@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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LI LI

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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RILQJUER MASCARENHAS DA SILVA

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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ALEXANDER D. MCKELVY

Institution: College of Staten Island|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 Smoochy@SnakeEvolution.org

 Website

 

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KATHRYN MERCIER

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 kmercier@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 Website

 

 

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SAMANTHA MONIER

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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RENATO NUNES

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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SARAH PANGBURN

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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GONZALO PINILLA BUITRAGO

Institution: Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

NATALIA QUINTEROS CASAVERDE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

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PATRICK SHEA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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CORINNA SINGLEMAN

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

 

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ELKIN TENORIO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

ETHAN TOLMAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Anthropology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 ethan.tolman@gmail.com

 

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RHEMA UCHE-DIKE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 ruchedike@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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DANIELLE WASSERMAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 

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SETH WOLLNEY

Institution: College of Staten Island|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 seth@sethwollney.com

 Website

 Additional Website

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AFRUJA AHAD

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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SERHAT AKIN

Institution: College of Staten Island|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

ACE VLADIMIR ALCANTARA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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LEEN ALIJAYOUSI

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 laljayousi@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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KATHERINE ANDERSON

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 Ktanderson@yahoo.com

 

 

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LEONARD ASH

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 lash@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

SYEDA MARYAM AZEEM

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 sazeem@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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DONNA BEDASEE

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 dbedasee@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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JOHANNA BENSALEL

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

MAKAYLA BRAUNLIN

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 mbraunlin@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

ANDREA CARDENAS AREVALO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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JOYCE CHAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

VALERY CHAVEZ

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 vchavez@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

EMMA CICCARELLI

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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MATTHEW CLEERE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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ZAYD I. DARUWALA

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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BRANDON ELY

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

MANAL FARHAT

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

ANNA FLURY

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 aflury@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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SARA FRESARD

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

GABRIELLE GERMAIN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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ANDREW GUARNACCIA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

MUHAMMAD HASAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 mhasan@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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DENNIS HUANG

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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ZUBAIDA MARUFEE ISLAM

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 zislam@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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NIKLAS JANISCH

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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MARLON T. JANSEN

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 mjansen@gc.cuny.edu

 

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HANJUN JEON

Institution: Brooklyn College|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

OKKEUN JUNG

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 ojung@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

BERYL KAHN

Institution: Baruch College|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 bkahn@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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DOMENICK KAMEL

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 dkamel@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

ERTAN KASTRAT

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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WALEED KHALID

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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KAITLIN KOSINSKI

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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SARA ROSE KRIVOSHIK

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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EMILY LAMARRE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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RUSIA LEE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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THABELO LEKOETJE

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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EMILY Y. LIN

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 elin@gm.slc.edu

 Website

 Additional Website

 

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CHELSEA MARKS

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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JOSEPH MARSILI

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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ZELDA MENDELOWITZ

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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SAMANTHA MILANO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 smilano@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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ERICA MILIA

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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ELIZABETH MILLER

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

ALEXANDER BERNIER MIR

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

ERNA MITAISHVILI

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 emitaishvili@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

BETHANY KRISTI MORIN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 bmorin@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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NATHAN MORRIS

Institution: York College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Alter

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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DEVORAH NATELSON

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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NAZIA NAYEEM

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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OMAR S. OMAR

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Diana Bratu

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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BRENDON PATIERNO

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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SWASTIK PATTANASHETTY GANGADHARAPPA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 spattanashettygangad@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

MALINI PRASAD

MALINI PRASAD

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 mprasad2@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

EMILY PRENTICE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 eprentice@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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ALBERT PTASHNIK

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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YUE QIU

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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ANTHONY RAMADEI

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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RACHELE RAMEAU

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Anjana Saxena

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

KATHERINE RIVERA GOMEZ

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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ALESSANDRO ROSA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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SAMI SAUMA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

VUI YIN SEOW

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

YIJING SHAN

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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AKSHAY SHARMA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

SHIVANI SHARMA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 ssharma@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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EMILY SIBLE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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JAMES SICLARI

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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ALICIA SPONHOLZ

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 asponholz@gc.cuny.edu

 Website

 

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HUANHUAN SUN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

THONGTHAI THAVORNWATANAYONG

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 tthavornwatanayong@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

VISHALDEEP VAGHELA

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. David Foster

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Student Bio: Withdrew

 

YILMAZ VEDAT ONUR

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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ARIA WALLS

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 awalls1@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

 

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NICOLE WILLIAMS

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

 

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KATERINA YAMAMOTO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 kyamamoto@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

JI SUP YANG

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

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DUSTIN ZUELKE

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Andreas Kottman

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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LAURA BOGGESS

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 

GAVIN DUCKETT

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 gduckett@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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IRINA GEORGESCU

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 

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LYDIA PARADISO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 

 

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RAVEENA PARBHUDAYAL

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 rparbhudayal@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 

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NEHA RAJKHOWA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 

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LAN TRUONG

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 ltruong@gc.cuny.edu

 

 

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ELLA THOMAS VARDEMAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 

 

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SIMON VERLYNDE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 

 

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YI ZHAO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Profiles

Profiles of Biology program alumni from the past ten years are highlighted below, along with a list of placement outcomes for recent alumni.

AHMED M. ABOUELELA

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: THE EFFECT OF GLUMATE ON AXONAL PHYSIOLOGY

Post-Doctoral Position: Physical Therapist, Healing Hands Physical Therapy, Brooklyn, NY

 

LAURIASELLE AFANADOR

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: THE ROLE OF STRIATAL NEUROPEPTIDES ON GLUTAMATE AND METHAMPHETAMINE-INDUCED NEUROTOXICITY IN THE MURINE BRAIN

 

ELLIOT GEORGE AGUILAR

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: "Models and Methods in Cultural and Social Evolution"

 

JULIAN A. AGUIRRE-SANTORO

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Systematics and evolution of the Ronnbergia Alliance (Bromeliaceae): history of disjunct diversification in three biodiversity hotspots of the Neotropics"

 

SELENA AHMED

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: BIODIVERSITY AND ETHNOGRAPHY OF TEA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN YUNNAN, CHINA

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Tufts University

 

NAJAT A. AL-BASHIR

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: MAG DOES NOT REQUIRE NgRI, PirB OR SIALIC ACID BINDING TO INHIBIT NEURITE OUTGROWTH

 

ADANNA G. ALEXANDER

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Mentor:

Dr. Chris Li, City College of New York

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Elucidating the Role of APL-1, the C. elegans Ortholog of the Human Amyloid Precursor Protein

 

JESSICA L. ALLEN

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Lichen Conservation in Eastern North America: Population Genomics, Climate Change, and Translocations"

 

CARLA ALMONTE

Institution: College of Staten Island|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: THE VOCAL BEHAVIORS OF CAPTIVE NORTH AMERICAN RIVER OTTERS (LONTRA CANADENSIS): INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND SHARED REPERTOIRES

 

REGINA VERONICA ALVAREZ

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: THE ECOLOGY OF THE WOODLANDS OF CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY

Post-Doctoral Position: Substitute lecturer, Kingsborough Community College

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ALZAHRAA AMER

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. John Martin

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 aamer@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

Dissertation: "Neuroplasticity of the Corticospinal System: Applications of Neuromodulation-Based Therapies"

HARINI ANANDHI SENTHILKUMAR

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Anti-proliferative Effects of Garcinia Fruits in Breast Cancer Cells"

 

IVAN ANASTASSOV

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: NEUROMODULATORY AND CYTOPROTECTIVE ROLES OF ZINC IN THE VERTEBRATE RETINA

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Baylor College of Medicine

 

JAIRO A. ARROYAVE-GUTIERREZ

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS OF OTOPHYSIAN FISHES: AFRICAN ALESTIDS AND DISTICHODONTIDS (CHARACIFORMES), AFRO-ASIAN CHEDRINS (DANIONINAE: CYPRINIFORMES), AND NEOTROPICAL LOCRICARIINS (LORICARIIDAE: SILURIFORMES) AS CASE STUDIES

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

 

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JIMIANE L. ASHE

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Dissertation: Microbial-Host Dynamics and the Evolution of Nearshore Diversity in Hippocampus abdominalis

 

NARJES BAAZAOUI

Institution: College of Staten Island|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: “Effect of CNTF derived peptide, P021 on cognition and pathology in 3xTg-AD mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease”

 

CIARA N. BAGNALL

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "The Role of Oxidative Stress and Signal Transduction in Chemotherapy-Mediated Cognitive Impairment in the Menopause Rat Model"

 

GREGORY J. BARORD

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "On the biology, behavior, and conservation of the Chambered Nautilus, Nautilus sp."

 

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LIVIA V. BAYER

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 ljohnson@genectr.hunter.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Regulation of a Messenger: Raising oskar, It Takes a Village

 

DIANA BELANGER

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: POPULATION GENETICS OF CANINE HEARTWORM (DIROFILARIA IMMITIS)

Post-Doctoral Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Northeastern University & Quincy College

 

JESUS ALONSO BELTRAN

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Functional Characterization of the Plant 15-CIS-Zetacarotene Isomerase (Z-ISO)

 

MARIO F. BENAVIDES

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: MICROSPHERULE PROTEIN MSP58 AND UBIQUITIN LIGASE EDD FORM A STABLE COMPLEX THAT REGULATES CELL PROLIFERATION

 

SALIM BENDAOUD

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Modulation of the Sodium/Potassium ATPase Function and Expression by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Right Sensorimotor Cortex in Mice"

 

JONATHAN I. BENICHOV

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 Website

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Mechanisms of Vocal Coordination in Zebra Finches"

 

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FRIEDA BENUN

Institution: Brooklyn College|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Anthony Wilson

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 fbenun@gc.cuny.edu

 Website

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: The Evolution of Reproductive Complexity in Fishes

 

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AISHWARYA BHATTACHARJEE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Dissertation: Vertebrate Scavenger Diversity and Ecosystem Services Along An Elevational Gradient in Central Nepal,

 

JONATHAN F. BLAIZE

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: THE INFLUENCE OF HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR DURING PHAGOCYTOSIS BY RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM

 

JOEL THOMAS BOEHM

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Population Genomic Inference of Ecology Concervation, Evolution, and Demographic History of Atlantic Seahorses and Pipefishes"

 

CORENTIN BOHL

Institution: Baruch College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: PREDICTING POTENTIAL INTRODUCTIONS AND RANGE EXPANSIONS OF THE MONK PARAKEET WITH ECOLOGICAL NICHE MODELING AND LANDSCAPE GENETICS

 

MICHAEL BOIS

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Candida Albicans ALS5P Amyloid in Host-microbe Interactions: A ceanorhabditis Elegans Study"

 

SUSAN A. BRIFFA-MIRABELLA

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: THE EFFECTS OF THYROID HORMONE INSUFFICIENCY DURING DEVELOPMENT ON CORTICAL MORPHOLOGY AND THE BEHABIOURAL MANIFESTATIONS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, College of Staten Island

 

DMITRY Y. BROGUN

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: A MINUS-GAMETE-SPECIFIC GENE IN FUSION-DEFECTIVE CHLAMYDOMONAS MUTANTS AND ANALYSIS OF BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS UPREGULATED DURING GAMETOGENESIS

 

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MONIKA S. BUCZEK

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "Regulation of the Tubulin Omolog FTSZ in Escherichia Coli"

 

WILLIAM C. BUDELL

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Luis Quadri, Brooklyn College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Transposon Mutagenesis Facilitates Discovery of Genotype-Phenotype Associations and Functional Interrogation of the Mycobacterium kansasii Genome

 

TATYANA BUDYLIN

Institution: College of Staten Island|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. Probal Banerjee

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 tbudylin@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: The 5-HT1A-R knockout mouse as a model of later life anxiety disorders: Implications for sex differences

 

DIEGO F. BUENAVENTURA

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Molecular Analysis of Cone Photoreceptor Genesis from a Specific Retinal Progenitor Population

 

NOAH BURG

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "Using Molecular Markers to Trace the Population History of Volant Organisms at Differing Temporal Scales"

 

GLENNON BYTHROW

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Luis Quadri, Brooklyn College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 gbythrow@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Exploration of the Inhibitory Properties of the Nucleoside Antibiotic Salicyl-AMS and Analogues Targeting Siderophore Biosynthesis in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

 

QIN CAO

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: VASCULAR ENDOTHELIA GROWTH FACTOR AND ITS RECEPTOR VEGFR2 REGULATE SYNAPTIC PROTEIN LEVELS IN RAT HIPPOCAMPAL NEURONS

 

JAMES CARPINO

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Structure And Function In Bacteriophage Phi6

 

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AMRITA CHATTERJEE

Institution: College of Staten Island|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Control of cell cycle progression by mTOR"

 

KAUSHIKI CHATTERJEE

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. Jimmie E. Fata

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: An In vitro and in vivo evaluation of the anticancer potential of resveratrol and pterostilbene against HPV-E6 positive cancers

 

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XIN CHEN

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Integrating Phylogenomics, Biogeography and Systematics to Explore the Taxonomy and the Rise of the Ratsnakes

 

XUEQING CHEN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Dissertation: Investigation of Notch Signaling in Cone Fate Specification in Vertebrate Retina

 

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FANNY CHEUNG

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Patricia Rockwell, Hunter College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 fcheung@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: The Transcription Factor AT5 Portects Against Cortical Neurons from Toxicity

 

RAJENDRA V. E. CHILUKURI

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: A STUDY OF THE PROGENITOR POTENTIAL AND FUNCTION OF THYMIC NURSE CELLS USING pH91, A TNC-SPECIFIC MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY

 

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JAMES FREDERICK CLARK

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. Cathy Savage-Dunn

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: Integration of BMP and Insulin/IGF-1 Signaling Regulates Multiple Homeostatic Functions in Caenorhabditis elegans

 

TAMI MARIE CLOHERTY

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTIONS OF FRESHWATER SNAILS IN FOUR LAKES IN THE NEW CROTON/MUSCOOT WATERSHED WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY

Post-Doctoral Position: Adjunct Lecturer, Norwalk Community College

 

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LIMOR COHEN

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. David Foster

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Anti-Cancer Effects of Oleocanthal and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

MICHAEL J. COHEN

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Mentor:

Dr. Peter Lipke, Brooklyn College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Through the Back Door: Proteins Escape Cells without Conventional Permission

 

KARYN COLLIE

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: SIBLING EGG CANNIBALISM BY NEONATES OF THE COLORADO POTATO BEETLE, LEPTINOTARSA DECEMLINEATA

 

CHRISTOPHER CORBO

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: EFFECT OF TAU HYPERPHOSPHORYLATION ON CELLULAR PATHOLOGY

Post-Doctoral Position: Assistant Professor, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

 

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CHUHYON CORWIN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. Maria Figueiredo-Pereira

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 chuhyoncorwin@yahoo.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "Insights into the Cyclooxygenase Pathway in a Progressive Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease Induced by Prostaglandin J2: Protection with Ibuprofen"

 

JENNIFER M. COSTELLO

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: DIFFERENCES IN MORPHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR IN GREEN FROGS (LITHOBATES CLAMITANS) FROM URBAN AND RURAL SITES IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

Post-Doctoral Position: Adjunct Lecturer, Marist College

 

SAMUEL CRANE

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: UNDERSTANDING A PEST-GENETICDIVERSITY, BIOGEOGRAPHY AND PHYLOGENETICS OF THE PLUM CURCULIO (CONOTRACHELUS NENUPHAR)

 

REBECCA L. CROSTON

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Testing assumptions of coevolution in an egg-rejecting brood parasite host: Uncovering sensory, cognitive, and evolutionary drivers of responses to parasitism in American robins (Turdus migratorius)."

 

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SHANNON CURLEY

Institution: College of Staten Island|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Lisa Manne

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Responses of North American Birds to Recent Climate Change: Effects of Distribution Changes on Migration Distances, Community Structure, and Biodiversity Patterns,

 

HANBIN DAN

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: MOLECULAR GENETIC STUDIES OF SULFUR NUTRIENT RESPONSE IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Columbia University Medical Center

 

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DIBASH DAS

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 ddas@genectr.hunter.cuny.edu

 Website

 Additional Website

 Curriculum Vitae

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "MicroRNA- 1207- 3P in Prostate Cancer"

 

NAVEED DAVOODIAN

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "A Contribution Toward a Global Monograph of Gyroporus: Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Biogeography

 

JILLIAN DE GEZELLE

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: Q'EQCHI' MAYA REPRODUCTIVE ETHNOMEDICINE, ESTROGENIC PLANT USE, AND WOMEN'S HEALING TRADITIONS IN BELIZE

 

TERRENCE DEMOS

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Comparative Phylogeography, Phylogenetics, and Population Geonomics of East African Montane Small Mammals

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

 

RAFFAELLA DIOTTI

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Polymerase alpha components associate with telomeres to mediate overhang processing"

Post-Doctoral Position: Adjunct Assistant, Hunter College, New York, NY

 

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JENNA DOREY

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Robert Naczi

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 jdorey@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Systematics of Carex Section Laxiflorae (Cyperaceae)

 

KATARZYNA ZOFIA DOVER

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2010

Dissertation: FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY OF FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR HOMOLOGOUS FACTOR FAMILY OF PROTEINS

 

VINSON DOYLE

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: COLLETOTRICHUM GLOEOSPORIOIDES S.L. IN NORTH AMERICA: SEX, HOST AND HABITAT-MEDIATED DIVERSITY IN A PLANT-ASSOCIATED ASCOMYCETE

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Louisiana State University

 

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KELLY ECKENRODE

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Nicolas Biais, Brooklyn College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Characterization of Early Biofilm Formation and Physiology in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

 

JACOB S. EDELSTEIN

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: NOVEL INSIGHTS INTO VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR 2-MEDIATED SIGNALING TO THE MAMMALIAN TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN/AKT NETWORK IN SK-N-SH NEUROBLASTOMA CELLS

Post-Doctoral Position: Biomedical writer, Grey Healthcare Group

 

BENELITA TINA ELIE

Institution: Baruch College|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. Maria Contel

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 belie@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Preclinical Evaluation of Gold-Based Chemotherapeutic Candidates for the Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cancer

 

LAUREN A. ESPOSITO

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: SYSTEMATICS AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE NEW WORLD SCORPION GENUS CENTRUROIDES MARX,1890 (SCORPIONES:BUTHIDAEJ)

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of California, Berkeley (NSF Fellow)

 

MICHELLE MARIE ESPOSITO

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: "The implications of chromatin remodelers' acetylation in INO1 activation"

 

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COLLIN YVES EWALD

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Student Bio: Currently working as An Assistant Professor at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROLES OF APL-11N C. elegans

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center

 

JOYCE L. FASSBENDER

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: DIVERSITY, RESOURCE PARTITIONING, AND SPECIES TURNOVER IN NEOTROPICAL SAPROXYLIC BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: CERAMBYCIDAE, CURCULIONIDAE) ASSOCIATED WITH TREES IN THE BRAZIL NUT FAMILY (LECYTHIDACEAE)

 

KATHERINE GENEVIEVE FELDMANN

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "Non Canonical Activation of Creb/CRH-1 Mediates Neuroprotection in a Caenorhabditis Elegans Model of Excitotoxic Necrosis"

 

IAN HUNTER FISH

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: Molecular Evolution of Antiviral Protein OAS1 in Monkeys and Ungulates”

 

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ALLISON FITZGERALD

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: THE EFFECTS OF CHRONIC HABITAT DEGRADATION ON THE PHYSIOLOGY AND METAL ACCUMULATION OF EASTERN OYSTERS (CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA) IN THE HUDSON-RARITAN ESTUARY

Post-Doctoral Position: Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

 

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CECILIA FONTANESI

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Rehabilitative Movement Approaches and Dance Interventions in Parkinson’s Disease

 

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BRIAN E. FORD

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Pseudomonas Φ6 as a Model for virus Emergence"

 

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WAN SHAN FOWLER

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "LIM protein Ajuba directlt interacts with Replication Protein A to prevent ATR DNA damage response"

 

XENIA L. FREILICH

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Diversity and Biogeography of Anurans of the Highlands of Ethiopia"

 

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CHONG GAO

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. Jill Gargonetti

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 cgao@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Context Dependent Roles of MDMX (MDM4) and MDM2 in Breast Cancer proliferation and circulating tumor cells

 

ZACHARY GHAHRAMANI

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Distribution and Activation of catcholaminergic Nerons in the Brain of Male Plainfin Midshipman Fish- Divergence in Vocal Behavior and Reproductive Phenotype"

 

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JOSEPH A. GIOVINAZZO

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 joe.a.giovinazzo@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: Renal Risk Variants of Apolipoprotein L-1 Form Channels at the Plasma Membrane That Lead to a Cytotoxic Influx of Calcium

 

EDMUNDO GONZALEZ

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: SYSTEMATICS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN SCORPION SUBFAMILY SYNTROPINAE (SCORPIONES: VAEJOVIDAE)

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow

 

PAULA GORE

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Incipient Speciations in Freshwater Fish Species from Two Isolated Watersheds"

 

LINDA GORMEZANO

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "How important is land-based foraging to polar bears during the ice-free season in western Hudson Bay? An examination of dietary shifts, compositional patterns, behavioral observations and energetic contributions"

 

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JULIETTE GORSON

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 jmgorson@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: Characterizing Venom Gene Expression, Function and Species Diversity in Predatory Marine Snails of the Terebridae

 

MICHAEL GOTESMAN

Institution: Brooklyn College|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: MyTH4 AND FERM HAVE OVERLAPPING AND DISTINCT ROLES IN THE FUNCTION OF Myo1, A CLASS XN MYOSIN IN TETRAHYMENA THERMOPHILA

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria

 

JULIETTE GOULET

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Migration Plasticity as an adaptation to Climate Change"

Post-Doctoral Position: Instructor, Brookdale Community College, Middletown, NJ

 

HOLLY GOYERT

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: FORAGING STRATEGIES AND FACILITATIVE INTERACTIONS AMONG COMMON (STERNA HIRUNDO) AND ROSEATE (S. DOUGALII) TERNS IN THE NW ATLANTIC OCEAN

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

 

TIMOTHY JAMES GUIHER

Institution: College of Staten Island|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: SYSTEMATICS AND HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY OF AGKISTRODON CONTORTRIX AND AGKJSTRODON PISCIVORUS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, American Museum of Natural History

 

ELIECER EDUARDO GUTIERREZ

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: PHYLOGENETIC$ AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF MOUSE OPOSSUMS (DIDELPHIDAE: MARMOSA)

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Smithsonian Institution

 

MIHAI HAJDU

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

 

STEPHEN E. HARRIS

Institution: Baruch College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Population Genomics of White-footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in New York City."

 

JAMES HAVEN

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: EVOLUTIONARY ANALYSES ON THE CORE GENOME OF BORREI.lA BURGDORFERI: ELUCIDATING THE GENOMICS OF VIRULENCE

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Georgia

 

JAMES P. HERMAN

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: ADAPTIVE PLASTICITY IN THE HUMAN SACCADE SYSTEM

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, National Institutes of Health

 

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JORDAN HOFFMAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2022

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JEANNETTE HUAMAN

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor:

Dr. Oloruseun Ogunwobi, Hunter College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Molecular Mechanisms of Circulating Tumor Cells

 

KUO-HSIANG HUANG

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 khuang1@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Regulation of FTSZ-ring assembly in E. coli cytokinesis"

 

YA-YI HUANG

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2010

Dissertation: SYSTEMATICS OF LECYTHIDOIDEAE (LECYTHDACEAE) WITH EMPHASIS ON BERTHOLLETIA, CORYTHOPHORA, ESCHWEILERA, AND LECYTHIS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

 

GEORGE JACKMAN

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "The Ecology of Winter Flounder Through an Otolith Perspective"

 

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EATHAN JANNEY

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Musical Regularity and Rhythmic Patterns: A Quantitative Analysys of Birdsong Structure"

 

EDMUND CHARLES JENKINS

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: THE ROLE OF Na+/H+ EXCHANGER-1 (NHE1) IN MAMMARY BRANCHING MORPHOGENESIS AND MAINTENANCE OF TISSUE ARCHITECTURE

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

 

YE JIN

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "The Role of Fitx Proteins in Early Xenopus Development"

 

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JAKE JORDAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Queens College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Pytte

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Interhemispheric Communication and Lateralization in the Mouse Hippocampus

 

CHENGHUI JU

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Cultural evolution in natural populations: a quantitative bioacoustic analysis"

 

MARTA ELZBIETA KALAMARZ

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2010

Dissertation: ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF HEMATOPOIETIC TUMORS IN SUMOYLATION MUTANTS OF DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER

 

JOHN KALAMBOGIAS

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. John Martin, CUNY School of Medicine 

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: The Cortico-Motoneuronal System in the PlexinA1 Knock-Out Mouse: Sculpting the Motor Response and Activity-Dependent Plasticity

 

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SAMPADA KALAN

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 skalan@genectr.hunter.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: "LIM protein Ajuba participates in the repression of ATR- mediated DNA damage response in human cells"

 

KRISTIN KANE

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: EFFECTS OF ENDOPHYTE INFECTION, ABIOTIC STRESS AND COMPETITION ON LOLIUM PERENNE POPULATIONS FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION

 

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JAMIE KASS

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 jkass@gc.cuny.edu

 Website

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Integrating the effects of biotic interactions into models of species distributions

 

KULBIR KAUR

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: EFFECTS OF BISPHENOL-A ON OXIDATIVE STRESS, MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION AND BEHAVIOR - LYMPHOBLASTS AND DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER STUDIES - POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS IN AUTISM

 

ADAM KAVALIER

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: EFFECTS OF THE ENZYME INHIBITOR PROHEXADIONE-CALCIUM ON HOPS DETERMINED BY LC-TOF-MS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College

 

AMY C. KELLER

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ANTIDIABETIC DOMINICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS COSTUS SPICATUS SW. AND MOMORDICA CHARANTIA L.

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Colorado State University

 

DANIEL J. KERR

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 dkerr@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "The Function of the Phospholipid Flippase Atp8a1 in Neurotransmission, Brain Development, and Autistic Behavior"

 

REEM KHALIL

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: POSTNATAL REFINEMENT OF INTERAREAL CIRCUITS IN FERRET VISUAL CORTEX

 

AFSHEEN KHAN

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 afsheenkhan@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: The Interplay of Visual Attention and Saccade Planning in Active Vision

 

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AMBER KHAN

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Hoau Yan Wang

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: The Master Synaptic Regulators: Activity Regulated Cytoskeleton Associated Protein, Arc, in Normal Aging and Diseases with Cognitive Impairment

 

SANA KHAN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 skhan@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Chamber-Specific Patterns of Epicardium Formations in Zebrafish

 

SHOILY KHONDKER

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Amy Ikui, Brooklyn College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 skhondker@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Role of Protein Phosphatase 2A-Cdc55 (PP2ACdc55) in Regulating Cell Cycle progression and DNA replication stress response

 

CHRISTOPHER KITALONG

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Ethnomedical, Ecological and Phytochemical Studies of Palauan Flora."

 

COBY MICHAEL KLEIN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Queens College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Baker

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 cklein@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: The Evolution of Spinosad Resistance in Colorado Potato Beetles (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)

 

PAULINA KONARZEWSKA

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "The Regulation of the Vcuolar ATPase activity"

 

RICARDO KREIBEL

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Phylogeny, taxonomy and morphological evolution Conostegia (Melastomataceae: Miconieae)."

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin,Madison, WI

 

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MARTINA KUCEROVA-LEVISOHN

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 mkucerova@yahoo.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "TCR alpha LCR and non-LCR CIS-elements contributing to tissue specific expression of the TCR Alpha gene in thymic and peripheral T-cells"

 

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ARIANNA KUHN

Institution: The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Frank Burbrink

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Dissertation: Genomic and Ecological Dimensions of Malagasy Reptile and Amphibian Biodiversity,

 

DANIEL KULAKOWSKI

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "An ethnobotanical, ecological and LC-MS based chemometric investigation of Phaleria nisidai, a traditional adaptogen containing diterpene esters from Palau Micronesia"

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

 

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NANDINI KUNDU

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 june.guha@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "The p53 independent functions of estrogen-activated MDM2 in cell signaling and mammary architecture"

 

ARMIN LAHIJI

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: IN VITRO MODELS TO STUDY THE PROPERTIES OF THE TCR LOCUS CONTROL REGION

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

 

LINDA A. LALICATA

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: A STUDY OF THE DIETS AND FEEDING STRATEGIES OF TWO CO-OCCURRING SPECIES OF CENTRARCHIDS, REDBREAST SUNFISH (LEPOMIS AURITUS) AND BLUEGILL SUNFISH (LEPOMIS MACROCHIRUS) IN TWO SUBURBAN LAKES

Post-Doctoral Position: Adjunct Lecturer, Lehman College Bronx, NY

 

DAMARIS-LOIS YAMOAH LANG

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: IMPACT OF ODORS ON PATERNAL RESPONSIVENESS AND ASSOCIATED NEURONAL ACTIVITY IN “EXPECTANT” MALE PRAIRIE VOLES (Microtus ochrogaster)

Post-Doctoral Position: Assistant Professor, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY

 

GOLDIE L. LAZARUS SHERR

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "The regulation of phosphatidate phosphataste gene PAH1 and its regulatory role on cell homeostasis"

 

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EUGENE LEMPERT

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor:

Dr. Paul Feinstein, Hunter College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 elempert@genectr.hunter.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Probing the Limits of Singular Gene Expression Through the Activity of High Representation Odorant Receptor Transgenes

 

JAMES COLIN LENDEMER

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: LICHEN TAXONOMY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: A REVISION OF THE GENUS LEPRARIA SL. IN NORTH AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO

Post-Doctoral Position: NSF Grant Awardee, post-doctoral fellow, New York Botanical Garden

 

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KEITH LEVENDOSKY

Institution: Brooklyn College|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Sex, Scents, and Cephalopods: Factors that Affect Social and Reproductive Behavior in Chambered Nautilus and Oval Squid

 

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NAOMI LEWANDOWSKI

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Basil

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Sex, Scents, and Cephalopods: Factors that Affect Social and Reproductive Behavior in Chambered Nautilus and Oval Squid

 

RITA HAZEL LEWIS

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2010

Dissertation: REGULATION OF ANTI-dsDNA B-CELLS IN MICE TRANSGENIC FOR THE HEAVY AND LIGHT CHAINS OFAN ANTI-dsDNA ANTIBODY

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Tuskegee Institute

 

JINGJING LIU

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: HYPER-ACTIVATED PROTEIN KINASE C MEDIATES THE REDUCED AMPA RECEPTOR SURFACE EXPRESSION IN PRENATAL COCAINE EXPOSED BRAINS: THE ROLE FOR DIACYLGLYCEROL, DIACYLGLYCEROL KINASE AND 3-PHOSPHOINOSITIDE-DEPENDENT KINASE

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral fellow, Rutgers University, Piscataway Township, NJ

 

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YUE LIU

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 neuronluna@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Physical Mechanisms and Biological Consequences of Voltage-gated Sodium Channel Modulation by FHF Proteins"

 

IVA LJUBICIC

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "Social Influences on Songbird Behavior: From Song Learning to Motion Coordination"

 

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JORDANA M. LOVETT

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 jordanalovett@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: Compact gene regulatory casettes support hallmark features of the T-cell receptor (TCR)-alpha gene locus control region (LCR) activity

 

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DEVON LUNDINE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 

JAMES THOMAS LYLES

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: REGULATION OF ANTI-dsDNA B-CELLS IN MICE TRANSGENIC FOR THE HEAVY AND LIGHT CHAINS OFAN ANTI-dsDNA ANTIBODY

Post-Doctoral Position: Reserach Chemist, Bent Creek Institute, North Carolina Botanical Garden

 

UDAY MADAAN

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 umadaan@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Tissue Specific Mechanisms of Target Gene Regulation by BMP in C. Elegans"

 

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LAUREN MALAVE

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Andreas Kottman

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Activation of the Sonic Hedgehog Effector Smoothened Selectively Restores Cholinergic Interneuron Function to Counteract L-Dopa Induced Dyskinesia

 

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CHRISTOPHER J. MARRA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 chris.marra141@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Functions of Fibr unctions of Fibroblast Gr oblast Growth Factor Homologous F or Homologous Factor 2 in or 2 in Excitable Tissues

 

ALEXANDRA MARSILLO

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Neonatal Stimulation of PKC Epsilon Signaling Normalizes Fragile X-Associated Deficits in PVN Oxytocin and Later Life Social and Emotional Behavior"

 

CHE MARTIN

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: GENOMIC ANALYSES REVEAL PUTATIVELY PATHOGENIC GENES AND FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS IN BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, THE LYME DISEASE BACTERIUM

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

 

MARIE-CAROLINE MARTIN

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: HABITAT ASSOCIATION AND SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF PROCELLARIIFORM SEABIRDS ALONG THE NORTHEAST CONTINENTAL SHELF OF THE UNITED STATES: RELATIONSHIPS TO PREY AND OTHER TOP PREDATORS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

FERNANDO B. MATOS

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Systematic studies of Elaphoglossum section Polytrichia (Dryopteridaceae)"

 

DONALD MCCLELLAND

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: SYSTEMATICS AND TAXONOMY OF SOLANUM SECTION DUNALIANA AND SECTION IRENOSOLANUM (SOLANACEAE)

 

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JOHN MCLAUGHLIN

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 jmclaughlin@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Post-transcriptional regulation of the Drosophila anterior determinant, bicoid"

 

JEFFREY EDWARD MCLEAN

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: INFLUENZA A AND FLAVIVIRUS MANIPULATION OF CELL DEATH

 

TIFFANY LOREN MEDLEY

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2010

Dissertation: WILD OYSTERS, CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA, IN THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY: GROWTH, HEALTH AND POPULATION STRUCTURE

Post-Doctoral Position: Environmental Project Manager, Birdsall Services Group

 

WAGDY WILLIAM MEKHAEL

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Modulation of spatsticity by trans-spinal direct current stimulation in animals with spinal cord injury"

 

MARIA JOSE METCALFE

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: cAMP AND CHAPERONES, POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES TO PREVENT INFLAMMATION-LINKED TAU PATHOLOGY IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, The Burke Medical Research Institute, Cornell University

 

RACHEL S. MEYER

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: CHEMICAL, GENETIC AND ETHNOBOTANICAL DIVERSITY IN ASIAN EGGPLANT

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, New York University

 

JASON MIGHTY

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 jmytj@hotmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Characterization of Extracellular Versicles from Human Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Tissue in Vitro and from Urine of Human Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

 

RAENA BIANCA MINA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: "Employing High Probability Gene Choice Elements to Understand Singular Odorant Receptor Expression"

 

AMIT MOGHA

Institution: College of Staten Island|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: THE ROLE OF SEROTONIN lA RECEPTOR-MEDIATED SIGNALING IN PSD95 INDUCTION AND SYNAPTOGENESIS DURING NEONATAL HIPPOCAMPAL DEVELOPMENT

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Washington Univ. School of Medicine

 

POORNIMA MOHANDAS

Institution: Brooklyn College|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 pmohandas@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: “Biosynthesis and roles of virulence conferring cell wall associated dimycocerosate esters in Mycobacterium marinum”

 

LIONEL MONOD

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: THE LIOCHELIDAE FET & BECHLY, 2001 (SCORPIONES) OF THE INDO-PAClFIC REGION, SYSTEMATICS AND BIOGEOGRAPHY

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Miami School of Medicine

 

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TAYLAN MORCOL

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 tmorcol@gc.cuny.edu

Dissertation: Three LC-MS Plant Metabolomics Studies of Hop (Humulus) Species: Wild H. neomexicanus, Drought Stress, and Agricultural Terroir,

 

ERIC CARL MORGAN

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: ECOLOGY OF A SOUTHWEST NEW ENGLAND FOREST AND ITS INVASION BY A NON NATIVE TREE SPECIES

Post-Doctoral Position: Asst. Prof., State University of New York, Farmingdale

 

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SUMAN MUKHOPADHYAY

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 suman.biology@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Exploiting cancer cell signaling and metabolism: Implications for therapeutic approach"

 

ULYANA SOLEDAD MUNOZ-ACUNA

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: PHENOLIC CONSTITUENTS FROM GARCINIA INTERMEDIA AND RELATED SPECIES

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Ohio State University

 

MICHAEL MURPHY

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 m.r.murphy456@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Role and Regulation of Alternative Polyadenylation in the DNA Damage Response

AARON MYCHACK

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Anuradha Janakiraman, City College of New York 

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 aaronmyc@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Molecular roles of small inner membrane proteins in Escherichia coli cell envelope integrity

NATURA MYEKU

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: UBIQUITIN PROTEASOME PATHWAY, AlJTOPHAGY AND A NOVELTHERAPEUTICAPPROACH TO PREVENT NEURODEGENERATION LINKED TO INFLAMMATION IN ALS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Columbia University

 

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EDWARD A. MYERS

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Comparative population genomics and speciation of snakes across the North American deserts"

MICHELLE NAIDOO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2022

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL NAGY

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: POPULATION DYNAMICS AND OCCUPANCY PATTERNS OF EASTERN SCREECH OWLS (MEGASCOPS ASIO) IN NEW YORK CITY PARKS AND ADJACENT SUBURBS

ADAM NEGRIN

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 anegrin@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Chemotaxonomy of Theobroma and Herrania (Malvaceae) and Ilex (Aquifoliaceae) species

 

PETER NEOFOTIS

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Explorations in Advancing Algal Biomass Productivity"

 

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LORENZ S. NEUWIRTH

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: The Characterization of Pb2+Toxicity in Rat Neural Development: An Assessment of Pb2+ Effects on the GABA Shift in Neural Networks and Implications for Learning and Memory Disruption

Post-Doctoral Position: NIEHS Research Fellow, Dept. Anatomy, Pathology, & Cell Biological Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, PA.

 

IVANA NOVCIC

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Foraging ecology of shorebirds at a stopover site: niche dynamics, aggression and resource use in Delaware Bay"

 

ALEJANDRO FRANCISCO OCEGUERA-FIGUEROA

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: BIODIVERSITY, TAXONOMY AND SYSTEMATICS OF NEW WORLD FRESHWATER LEECHES (ANNELIDA: HIRUDINEA) WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON GLOSSIPHONIID LEECHES AND THEIR BACTERIAL ENDOSYMBIONTS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

 

LISA C. OFFRINGA

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: MEDICINAL PLANTS OF NORTHERN THAILAND FOR THE TREATMENT OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN THE ELDERLY

 

DANIELLE OKORO

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: THE NON-CANONICAL GROWTH ACTIVATING FUNCTIONS OF HIGHLY EXPRESSED HUMAN MDM2-C

 

JONELLE IMOGENE ORRIDGE

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: GENETIC, MORPHOLOGICAL. AND ECOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG POPULATIONS OF THE CLAM SHRIMP, CAENESTHERIELLA GNECIA

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Hofstra University

 

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ISAAC OVERCAST

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Michael Hickerson

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 iovercast@gradcenter.cuny.edu

 Website

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: On the Distribution of Genetic Variation in Ecological Communities

 

MATTHEW AARON OWEN

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 mowen@gc.cuny.edu

 Website

 Curriculum Vitae

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Ecology, Evolution and Sexual Selection in the invasive, globally distributed small Indian Mangoose (Urva auropunctata)"

 

ASHLEY N. OZELSKI

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 aozelski@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Climate, resource phenology, and demographic population structure impacts on songbird habitat quality."

 

NATALIA PABON-MORA

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: FUNCTIONAL EVOLUTION OF THE APETALA1/FRUITFULL GENE LINEAGE

Post-Doctoral Position: Professor, Universidad de Antioquia

 

INDIRA PADDIBHATLA

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: ROLE Of TOLL-NF-kB SIGNALING IN INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNE HOMEOSTASIS IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER

 

NICHOLAS PALMISANO

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "The Recycling GTPase, RAB-10, Regulates Autophagy Flux in Caenorhabditis Elegans"

 

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JYOTI PANT

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 jyoti533@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Trypanosome Lytic Factor mediated immunity against Leishmania sp."

 

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IRENA G. PARVANOVA

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 irena8107@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Getting at the surface- a promoter and coding sequence characterization of an odorant receptor

 

SRUTI PATOORI

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Mark Emerson, City College of New York

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 spatoori@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Gene regulation and cell fate choice in the developing vertebrate retina

 

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SILVIA E. PAVAN

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: “Phylogeny, Systematics and Biogeography of short-tailed opossums (Didelphidae: Monodelphis)”

 

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ANDREA PAZ

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

Dissertation: Understanding and Predicting the Distribution of Biodiversity in the Atlantic Forest

CARLOS PENALOZA

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "The Sex of the Cell Dictates its Response"

 

WILLIAM PEREZ

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: A Systematic Revision of North American Tolypella A. Braun (Charophyceae, Charophyta)

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

 

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LEAH PERSAUD

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Moira Suane

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 lpersaud@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: The Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Cancer Killing Effect of Interleukin-24

 

VANYA PETROVA

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "The therapeautic potential of natural products from Vaccinium berries for viral and lung diseasesthrough an imporved LC- MS-based chemometric approach"

 

ANNA PETROVICHEVA

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Search for Host Factors Involved in Attachment of Agrobacterium Tumefaciens to Plants

 

HA THI THU PHAN

Institution: College of Staten Island|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2010

Dissertation: AUDITORY PROCESSING OF COMPlEX TONES IN NEWBORN INFANTS

 

ANNA JANE PHILLIPS

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: A PHYLOGENETIC REVISION OF THE MEDICINAL LEECHES OF THE WORLD (HIRUDINIDAE, MACROBDELLIDAE, PRAOBDELLIDAE)

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Connecticut

 

CHRISTIAN MIGUEL PINTO

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Evolution of bat-trypnosome associations and the origins of Chagas Disease"

 

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FATEMEH POOYAEI MEHR

Institution: Baruch College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: TRANSCRIPTOME DE NOVO ASSEMBLY, CLUSTERING AND ANNOTATION OF NOVEL TRANSCRIPTS

 

IVAN PRATES

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Climate-driven Habitat Shifts in South America; biogeography, historical demography, and population genomics of anole lizards"

 

YAN QI

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Comparative Modeling and Functional Characterization of Two Enzymes of the Cyclooxygenase Pathway in Drosophilia melanogaster"

 

RENA FIONA QUINLAN

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CYP97 AND HYO CAROTENE HYDROXYLASE ENZYMES

 

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AYISHA RADIKHA SOOKDEO

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: “Nuclear Pore Protein nup211 Is Essential for Cell Cycle Progression and Cell Shape Maintenance in Fission Yeast"

 

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GAYATHRI DEVI RAGHUPATHY

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 gaya3devi.r@gmail.com

 Online CV

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Identification and characterization of a novel barrier insulator activity in the T-cell receptor alpha locus control region

 

JOHNNY R. RAMROOP

Institution: City College of New York|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: "Mechanisms of Immune Activation and Suppression by Parasitic Wasps of Drosophila"

 

PRIMOZ RAVBAR

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: MECHANISMS OF VOCAL LEARNING IN SONGBIRDS: HOW SONG SYLLABLE STRUCTURE IS LEARNED

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Janelia Farm Research Campus, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

REBECCA RAVENELLE

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. Nesha Burghardt

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

Dissertation: Circuits Underlying Serotonin Mediated Sex Differences in Fear Learning

KATHRYN RAY

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: EXPRESSION OF THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR BROAD AND RNA BINDING FACTORS IN THE MIDGUT OF THE MOSQUITO A. AEGYPTI DURING METAMORPHOSIS

 

MARCELO REGINATO

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Systematics and evolution of Leandra s.str. (Melastomataceae, Miconieae)"

 

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SHOSHANA REICH

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

Dissertation: The Role of Tbx2 in Germ Layer Suppression and Dorsoventral Patterning during Early Vertebrate Development

ANDREW SPENDER ROBERTS

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: PHYTOSOCIOLOGY, HISTORY AND DIVERSITY IN FARMER-MANAGED LANDSCAPES ON THE TONLE SAP FLOODPLAIN, CAMBODIA

 

CHRISTOPHER K. ROBLODOWSKI

Institution: Brooklyn College|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: DROSOPHILA DUNC-115 MEDIATES AXON PROJECTION THROUGH ACTIN BINDING

 

CARLOS RODRIGUES

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Systematics and Ecology of the Andean Neotropical Schefflera (Araliaceae) with Globose Capitate Influorescences and Use of Niche Modeling for IUCN Red List Threat Assessment of Plerandra Elegantissima (Araliaceae)

 

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MELISSA ROSSO

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 rosso@genectr.hunter.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Exploring chromatin-bound MDM2 functions in compromised transcriptioal regulation of p53 target genes"

 

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SARA RUANE

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: PHYLOGEOGRAPHY, PHYLOGENETICS, HISTORICAL DEMOGRAPHY, AND MORPHOLOGY OF MILKSNAKES (GENUS LAMPROPELTIS)

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, The American Museum of Natural History

 

TOMASZ RUSIELEWICZ

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: ENHANCEMENT OF OLIGODENDROCYTE REMYELINATION THROUGH THE ABLATION OF NON-MUSCLE MYOSIN II B

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Hunter College

 

NELSON SALINAS

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Systematics and Biogeography of Orthaea Kloztsch (Ericaceae: Vaccinieae)

 

DARIN SALLOUM

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Lipid Dependency in Ras-Driven Cancer Cells"

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

 

SREYASHI SAMADDAR

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: NEONATAL INVOLVEMENT OF THE SEROTONERGIC SYSTEM IN HIPPOCAMPAL WIRING: UNRAVELING ITS ROLE ON GENDER-SPECIFIC MOOD DISORDERS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-Doctoral fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

 

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ZULLY SANTIAGO

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Derrick Brazill

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Understanding Motility in 3D environments: A Song of Hydrostatic Pressure and Blebs

 

MICHAEL SCARPATI

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "A Combined Computational Strategy of Sequence amd Structural Analysis Predicts the Existence of a Functional Eicosanoid Pathway in D. Melanogaster"

 

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ESTHER SCHICK

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Dissertation: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cell Fate Choice Within Specific Retinal Lineages

 

KATHLEEN SCHNAARS

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: MOVEMENT AND SPATIAL COSTS OF RESISTANCE IN THE COLORADO POTATO BEETLE, LEPTINOTARSA DECEMLINEATA (SAY), COLEOPTERA: CHRYSOMELIDAE"

Post-Doctoral Position: Assistant Professor, University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND

 

ANANYA SENGUPTA

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2016

Dissertation: "Deciphering the role of Gfi1b gene target RGS18 in mammalian hematopoiesis and identifying its signal transduction pathway"

 

CAREN KA LEE SHENG

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: IN VITRO EFFECTS OF INSULIN AND VEGF ON THE CHOROIDAL AND SCLERAL COMPONENTS OF EYE GROWTH

 

SAMANTHA ALLYSON SHEPPARD

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: LIM DOMAIN PROTEINS TRIP6 AND LPP ASSOCIATE WITH SHELTERIN TO MEDIATE TELOMERE PROTECTION

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

AYA SHOHAT

Institution: Brooklyn College|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: REGULATION OF MICROTUBULE STABILITY IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE

 

FRANCOISE SIDIME

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: Neurodevelopmental defects associated with gestational exposure to low levels of dibutyl phthalate in mice

 

SNORRI SIGURDSSON

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: "THE SYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION OF THE NIGHTJARS AND THEIR ALLIES (AVES: CAPRIMULGIFORMES)"

 

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MELISSA J. SILVESTRINI

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 msilvestrini@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Autophagy and Lipid homeostasis in C. elegans"

 

JOSHUA SIMPSON

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Phylogeny and Population Genetics of the Endangered Dwarf Bear-Poppy, Arctomecon Humilis Coville (Papaveraceae) Using Microsatellite Markers

 

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SEAN SINGH

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Derrick Brazill, Hunter College

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 ssingh3@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Dictyostelium discoideum Protein Kinase C-orthologue pkcA Regulates Actin Cytoskeleton through Interaction with Phospholipase D and p21-activated Kinase

 

ROBIN SLEITH

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 robinsleith@gmail.com

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Distribution and population structure of the invasive Nitellopsis obtusa (Desv. In Loisel.) J.Groves and native species of characeae in the Northeast USA

 

CHIYEDZA SMALL

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: FUNCTIONS OF NOTCH AND NEURALIZED IN DROSOPHILA HEMATOPOIESIS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, New York University Medical Center

 

MARIANO SOLEY

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 msoley@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: "Ecological niches, special distributions, and biogeogrphic processes in rodents on Neotropical sky islands."

 

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LEV STARIKOV

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: The integration of multiple sources of Sonic Hedgehog in the spinal cord contribute to the production of first-born oligodendrocyte precursor cells which become critical for synapse remodeling in response to adult motor neuron injury

 

MARIA L. STRANGAS

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "Niche Shifts, Species Distributions, and Genetic Diversity in Gymnophthalminae Lizards, with a focus on Microclimates and Thermophysiology"

 

ANDRES W. STUCKY

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: PRENATAL COCAINE DYSREGULATES BDNF/TRKB SIGNALING IN HIPPOCAMPUS AND PREFRONTAL CORTEX OF ADOLESCENT RATS

 

JANTO TACHJADI

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: ANGIOGENESIS OF HUMAN RETINAL MICROVASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL CELLS: ROLE OF INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR -1 AND HYPOXIA-INDUCIBLE FACTOR-1 ALPHA IN THE PHOSPHATIDYL-INOSITOL 3-KINASE PATHWAY

Post-Doctoral Position: Adjunct Learner, The College of Staten Island & Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

 

MICHAEL TAVAREZ

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

 dearmike88@gmail.com

Dissertation: Understanding the Influence of Zinc on Grain Cadmium Accumulation and Bioaccessibility in Rice

 

SUSHMA TEEGALA

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "The Role of T-box Proteins in Vertebrate Germ Layer Formation and Patterning"

 

NAZILA TEHRANI

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "The Insulin/IGF Signaling Regulaor Cytohesin/GRP-1 Modulates Sensitivity to Excitotoxicity in C.elegans"

 

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DONALD THEVALINGAM

Institution: College of Staten Island|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Prof. Dan McCloskey

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2020

Dissertation: Hyaluronan at the Brain-Environment Interface

 

MITCHELL THORN

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2010

Dissertation: THE ROLE OF BAFF OVEREXPRESSION IN THE LOSS OF ANTI-dsDNA B CELL TOLERANCE

 

ATHENA TIWARI

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ROAD DE-ICING SALT ON ADIRONDACK FORESTS AND HEADWATER STREAMS

 

MARC TOLLIS

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: LIZARDS AND LINEs: PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND GENOME EVOLUTION OF THE GREEN ANOLE (ANOLIS CAROLINENSIS)

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Arizona State University

 

SUSAN MAN SHU TSANG

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Phylogeography of Southeast Asian flying foxes (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae: Pteropus)"

 

SHUK C. TSOI

Institution: Queens College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

 stsoi@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Adult Neurogenesis in Avian Auditory Cortex, Caudomedial Nidopallium (NCM): Lateralization and Effects of Statins"

 

OREN TZFADIA

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: SYSTEMS BIOLOGY-BASED STUDY OF PROVITAMIN A CAROTENOID BIOSYNTHESIS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Weizmann Institute

 

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SHARMEEN UDDIN

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. David Foster 

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

Dissertation: Cell Cycle Progression Effects of Albumin

 

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MATEUSZ URBANSKI

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 mmurbanski@genectr.hunter.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

Dissertation: "Matrix Stiffness Regulates Glial Cell Morphology and Differentiation"

 

YNTZE VAN DER HOEK

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Variation in Habitat Thresholds: An Analysis of Minimum Habitat Requirements of North American Breeding Birds

 

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SOPHIA VARRIANO

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Dissertation: The Role of Estrogen Receptor Alpha in Regulating Messenger RNA 3’ End Processing and Controlling Gene Expression in Breast Cancer Cells

 

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AIDA E. VERDES

Institution: Baruch College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

 averdes@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2018

Dissertation: "Convergent Evolution of Biochemical Innovations in Polychaetes: Characterizing the Molecular Basis of Bioluminescence and Venom Production"

 

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JOSEPH VERDI

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Jayne Raper

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Innate Antibodies, Murine Models, and Evolution: A Study of Trypanosome Lytic Factor Functions and Their Translational Applications

 

SHARI WALCOTT

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2015

 

HU WANG

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: MECHANISMS UNDERLYING THE ADVERSE IMPACT OF MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION AND ITS PREVENTION ON THE UBIQUITIN/PROTEASOME PATHWAY: RELEVANCE TO PARKINSON DISEASE

Post-Doctoral Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College

 

MARK E. WECKEL

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: FINE-SCALE GENETICS, POPULATION DYNAMICS, AND MANAGEMENT OF SUBURBAN WHITE-TAILED DEER (ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS)

 

JAREK WEGIEL

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: DEVELOPMENTAL ALTERATIONS OF RAPHE NUCLEI IN AUTISTIC SUBJECTS 5-15 YEARS OF AGE-METHODS AND TECHNICAL LIMITATIONS

 

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BRIAN WEY

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Shubha Govind

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

Dissertation: Insights into Leptopilina Spp. Immune-Suppressive Strategies Using Mixed-omics and Molecular Approaches

 

TIMOTHY P. WHITE

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: SPATIAL ECOLOGY OF WINTERING SEA DUCKS OFFSHORE ON NANTUCKET SHOALS, MASSACHUSETTS

 

ELIZA M. WIECH

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2014

Dissertation: Computational Analyses of the Components of Sinohizobium Meliloti EXoR-EXoS/ChvI Pathway: The EXoR and EXoS Proteins

 

ROSHINI NILUPAMA WIMALARATHNA

Institution: College of Staten Island|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF YEAST CUP1 GENE

 

ALEXANDRIA AUGUSTINE WISE

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: THE NEUROGENETIC ANALYSIS OF SYNAPTOGENESIS AND SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Columbia University Medical Center

 

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HAO WU

Institution: Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

 hwu@gc.cuny.edu

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: A Novel Kinesin Adapter Directly Mediates Dendritic mRNA Localization During Synapse Development

 

SHU XIAO

Institution: Brooklyn College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "The Role of Nucleolin Phosphorylation by CK2 in Regulating Cellular Fate Under Normal amd Stress Conditions"

 

LIMEI XU

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: REGULATION OF NUTRIENT SIGNALING TO MAMMALIAN TARGET OF RAPAMYCIN BY PHOSPHOLIPASE D

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College

 

ALEXANDER T. XUE

Institution: City College of New York

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Comparative Phylogeographic and Population Genomic Inference Under Hierarchical Co- Demographic Models"

 

YAN XUE

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: THE TRANSCELLULAR PATHWAY IS A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR TO WATER FLOW THROUGH VASCULAR ENDOTHELIA

 

XIN YAN

Institution: College of Staten Island

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2013

Dissertation: ROLE OF VOLTAGE SENSITIVE CALCIUM CHANNELS (VSCCs) IN THE MATURATION OF THE GABAERGIC SYSTEM IN THE FRAGILE X SYNDROME

Post-Doctoral Position: Instructor, Nanchang University

 

HALEY LAUREN YAROSH

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: ON THE MECHANISM OF NEUROTOXICITY FROM METHAMPHETAMINE, THE ROLE OF NEUROPEPTIDE Y

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard University

 

PAIGE B. YELLEN

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Hunter College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: CYTOTOXIC AND CYTOSTATIC PROPERTIES OF RAPAMYCIN: IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS

Post-Doctoral Position: Post-doctoral fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

MENG-HSUEH YU

Institution: CUNY Graduate Center|Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2012

Dissertation: MODELING TREE GROWTH AND SEEDLING RECRUITMENT IN A SELECTIVELY LOGGED TEMPERATE FOREST

 

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XUELIN ZHONG

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

Dissertation: Anti-Cancer Effects by Interleukin 24

 

JING ZHOU

Institution: Lehman College

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2017

Dissertation: "Retinal Progenitor Cell Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell and 3D Mini Retina Derived Extra Cellular Vesicles Contain Transcription Factors , MicroRNAs, and Proteins Associated with Potency and Development"

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JENNIFER ZHU

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

SAMIRA ZIAEI

Institution: City College of New York|CUNY Graduate Center

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2011

Dissertation: MNKI MODULATION OF hnRNP A1 IN CELLULAR SENESCENCE

Post-Doctoral Position: Assistant Professor, Universiry of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 

MICHAEL ZIONS

Institution: College of Staten Island|The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Daniel McCloskey

Subprogram: Neuroscience

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: A Neural Mechanism for Capnotaxis in the naked mole rat

 

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CECILIA ZUMAJO CARDONA

Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Program: Biology

Subprogram: Plant Sciences

Alumni Information

Graduated: 2021

Dissertation: Evolution and Development of the Seed Coat in Gymnosperms

Alumni Accomplishments

Alumni Outcomes

The Graduate Center's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness makes data available on alumni through Tableau. For Biochemistry, data shows:

In recent years, an average of 28 doctoral degrees have been awarded annually. 

The current (as of Fall 2020) median time-to-degree is 7.3 years (by graduation year) and 5.7 years (by entering cohort).

Graduates (2003-2016) work primarily in the education (55.05%), private industry (13.64%) and non-profit (10.51%) job sectors

Alumni Dissertations

The doctoral dissertation is the culmination of the Ph.D. degree. Alumni dissertations are made publicly available for online review following their defense as a testament to the dedication and expertise of our graduates and to the range of topics for research and exploration within Biochemistry.

Alumni Placements

Adam R. Kavalier (PS), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College

Ahmed Abouelela (NS), Ph.D. 2013, Physical Therapist, Healing Hands Physical Therapy

Alejandro Oceguera-Figueroa (EEB), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Universitat De Valencia, Spain

Alexandra Wise (NS) Ph.D. 2012. Post-doctoral Fellow, Columbia University Medical Center

Allison Fitzgerald (EEB), Ph.D. 2013, Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University

Amit Mogha (NS), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Washington Univ. School of Medicine.

Amy C. Keller (PS), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Colorado State University.

Anna J. PhilliPS (EEB), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut.

Armin Lahiji (MCD), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, the Rockefeller University

Che Martin (MCD), Ph.D. 2013, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Chiyedza Small (MCD), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, New York University Medical Center.

Christopher Corbo (NS), Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor, Wagner College

Christopher Kitalong (PS). Ph.D. 2014, Secretary, Pacific Academic Institute for Research

Christopher Nagy (EEB), Ph.D 2012. Substitute Assistant Professor, Baruch College

Collin Ewald (NS), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center.

Damaris L. Lang (NS), Ph.D. 2011.  Assistant Professor, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY.

Daniel Kulakowski (PS), Ph.D. 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois

Darin Salloum (MCD), Ph.D. 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Diana Belanger (EEB), Ph.D. 2011. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Northeastern University & Quincy College.

E. Charles Jenkins (MCD), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Eliecer E. Gutierrez (EEB), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution.

Eric Morgan (PS), Ph.D. 2012.  Asst. Prof., State University of New York, Farmingdale.

Haley L. Yarosh (NS), Ph.D. 2012. Post-doctoral Fellow, Harvard University.

Hanbin Dan (MCD), Ph.D. 2012, Post-doctoral Fellow, Columbia University Medical Center

Holly Goyert (EEB), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University

Hu Wang (MCD), Ph.D. 2013, Adjunct Lecturer, Hunter College

Ivan Anastassov (NS) Ph.D. 2013. Post-doctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine

Jacob Edelstein (MCD), Ph.D. 2011.  Biomedical Writer, Grey Healthcare Group.

Jairo  a. Arroyave-gutierrez (EEB), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History

James C. Lendemer (PS), Ph.D. 2012. NSF Grant Awardee, Post-doctoral Fellow, New York Botanical Garden.

James Haven (MCD), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Georgia.

James Herman (NS), Ph.D. 2012. Post-doctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health

James Lyles (PS), Ph.D. 2011. Research Chemist, Bent Creek Institute, North Carolina Botanical Garden

Janto Tachjadi (NS), Ph.D.2013, Adjunct Lecturer, CSI; Wagner College

Jennifer Costello (EEB), Ph.D. 2013, Adjunct Lecturer, Marist College

Jillian De Gezelle (PS), Ph.D. Ethnobotanist, North Carolina State University

Jingjing Liu (NS), Ph.D.2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, Rutger's University

Jonelle Orridge (EEB), Ph.D. 2011.  Post-doctoral Fellow, Hofstra University

Juliette Goulet (EEB), Ph.D. 2014, Instructor, Brookdale Community College

Kathleen M. Schnarrs-Uvino (EEB), Ph.D. 2013, Assistant Professor, University of Jamestown/ Principle Investigator, Hudson Bay Project

Lauren Esposito (EEB), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (NSF Fellow).

Limei Xu (MCD), Ph.D. 2012. Post-doctoral Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Linda a. Lalicata (EEB), Ph.D. 2013. Adjunct Lecturer, Lehman College

Lionel Monod (EEB), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Miami School of Medicine.

Lorenz S. Neuwirth (NS), Ph.D. 2014, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University

Marc a. Tollis (EEB), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, Arizona State University

Marcelo Reginato (PS), Ph.D. 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, New York Botanical Garden

Maria Jose Metcalfe (NS), Ph.D. 2011.  Post-doctoral Fellow, the Burke Medical Research Institute, Cornell University.

Marie-Caroline Martin (EEB), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Michael Gotesman (MCD), Ph.D. 2011.  Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.

Natalia Pabon-mora (PS), Ph.D. 2012. Professor. Universidad De Antioquia, Columbia.

Natura Myeku (MCD), Ph.D. 2011.  Post-doctoral Fellow. Columbia University Medical Center

Oren Tzfida (PS), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Weizmann Institute, Israel.

Paige Yellen (MCD), Ph.D. 2012. Post-doctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Primoz Ravbar (NS), Ph.D. 2012. Post-doctoral Fellow, Janelia Farm Research Campus, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Rachel S. Meyer (PS), Ph.D. 2012.  Post-doctoral Fellow, New York University

Raffaella Diotti (MCD), Ph.D. 2014, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Regina Alvarez (PS), Ph.D. 2012. Substitute Lecturer, Kingsborough Community College

Ricardo Kriebel (PS), Ph.D. 2014, University of Wisconsin

Samantha a. Sheppard (MCD), Ph.D. 2012. Post-doctoral Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Sara Ruane (EEB), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History

Selena Ahmed (PS), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Tufts University.

Sreyashi Samaddar (NS), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Susan Briffa-Mirabella (NS), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Terrence Demos (EEB), Ph.D. 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, Louisiana State University

Timothy Guiher (EEB), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History.

Timothy White (EEB), Ph. D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, CUNY/WHOI

Tomasz Rusielewicz (MCD), Ph.D. 2013, Post-doctoral Fellow, Hunter College

Ulyana Munoz-Acuna (PS), Ph.D. 2011. Post-doctoral Fellow, Ohio State University.

Vi NSon Doyle (PS), Ph.D. 2012, Post-doctoral Fellow, Louisiana State University

William Perez (PS), Ph.D. 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, New York Botanical Garden

Xin Yan (NS), Ph.D. 2013. Instructor, Nanchang University, China.

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