of Science, Health and Technology
Department News and Events
December 2001 back to current bio news
Margaret Carroll, Edward Catapane, and Ebere Nduka along with Gary Sarinsky and Peter Lanzetta of Kingsborough Community College received a CUNY Groundworks Grant of $50,000 to continue and strengthen our joint research projects.
Dr. Charles desBordes is coauthor with Dr. Michael Lea, Verrell Randolph and Jennifer Lee, of a recently published paper - Induction of Histone Acetylation in Mouse Erythroleukemia Cells by Some Organosulfur Compunds Including Allyl Isothiocyanate, International Journal of Cancer, volume 92, pages 748 - 789 (2001).
Mr. Gregory Goggins, a Biology graduate - Class of 82, received the Outstanding Alumni Award at the National Role Models Conference held the weekend of Nov. 17, 2001 in Washington DC.
Dr. Mohsin Patwary received the President's Memorial Award for outstanding Teaching and Research from MACUB, October 2001.
Students and faculty in the MEC/KBCC Bridge program attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Orlando Fl, October 31- November 3, 2001. Four posters were presented and two were selected for oral presentations.
Students and faculty in the Biology-CSTEP program and the MEC/KBCC Bridge program attended the 34th Annual Macub Conference at Union County College, NY, October 2001. Eleven posters were presented. Our students Julia Ebanks tied for second place for her presentation, while Surujnie Persaud and Kawasi Lett tied for third place with Elinor Rodriguez for their presentations.
Dr. Mohsin Patwary attended the International Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Conference held Nov. 1 - 3, 2001 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Patwary was invited by the organizers to give a 1 hour presentation on Molecular Biology.
Psyche Robert, a Biology-CSTEP student, received an Internship from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and will be serving as a Student Mentor for their high school students, October 2001.
Fred Usoh, a recent graduate and Biology-CSTEP participant, was accepted into 3 medical schools: American University Medical School of the Carribean, Ross University Medical School and Saba University Medical School.
Ifedayo Nicholson, a biology student at Kingsborough who is a participant in our MEC/KBCC Bridge Program was accepted into the Summer Research Internship Program in Ecology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Claudia Pyke, a Biology-CSTEP student participant, received a Summer Research Internship from the University of Massachusetts - Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.
Dr. Charles desBordes received a University of Missouri/National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership - Faculty Development Fellowship in Biomedical Research Award to conduct research on tumor cell growth in animal models this summer at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.
Pascale Pierre and Akelia Wauchope, Biology-CSTEP student participants, received a Summer Research Internship from the University of Massachusetts - Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.
Surujnie Persaud and Akelia Wauchope, Biology-CSTEP student participants, received a Fellowship to attend the Recombinant DNA and Special Topics in Biotechnology workshops sponsored by the Minority Faculty-Student Partnership Traineeships in Biotechnology Program of NIH. The program will run from May 24-30, 2001.
Mr. Ronald Howell received a Traveler's Summer Research Fellowship from Cornell University Medical Center for this summer. Mr. Howell is a Post-Baccalaureate student who graduated from Amherst College and is doing his medical school prerequisites here at Medgar Evers.
Dr. Mohsin Patwary received a Fellowship to attend the Recombinant DNA and Special Topics in Biotechnology workshops sponsored by the Minority Faculty-Student Partnership Traineeships in Biotechnology Program of NIH. The program will run from May 24-30, 2001. Akelia Wauchope, a Biology-CSTEP student, will attend the program as a student trainee.
Anne-Marie Holland and Julia Graham, Biology-CSTEP student participant, have received Fogarty Fellowships from the M.I.R.T. Program of NIH to conduct research this summer. Ms. Holland will be going to Finland and Ms. Graham to Singapore.
Latisha Reddish, a Biology-CSTEP student participant, was accepted into the Summer Research Internship program of the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Diseases of Staten Island, NY.
Medgar Evers College announces the Presidential Scholarships in Mathematics and Science. Call (718) 270-5010 for further information.
Shelton Charles, a BIOLOGY-CSTEP student participant, received an Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship at Loma Linda University in CA.
Faculty and students in the Medgar Evers/Kingsborough Bridge Program visit the Mutter Museum of Medicine and the Franklin Museum of Science in Philadelphia, PA.
Julia Ebanks wins fourth place for her poster presentation on her research work on - Are Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone Neurons Directly or Indirectly Regulated by Thyroid Hormone Alpha Receptor One Activation in Rats?, at the Ninth Annual Statewide CSTEP Conference.
Students and faculty in the Biology-CSTEP program attend the 9th Annual Statewide CSTEP Conference at Bolting Landing, NY.
The Biology Department's Bridge Program with Kingsborough Community College, which is funded by a grant from NIH, has been extended for a third year with an additional budget of $216,000.
Dr. Mohsin Patwary received a PSC-CUNY Research Award for 2001-2002 for his research work on molecular cloning and characterization of cDNA encoding phytochrome genes.
Anne-Marie Holland, a Biology-CSTEP student participant, was accepted into the Summer Research Internship Program at the University of Virginia.
Nastane Berdard, a recent biology graduate, was accepted into the Medical University of the Americas in Nervis, West Indies.
Fred Usoh, a recent graduate and Biology-CSTEP student participant, was accepted into the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University in Miami.
Dr. desBordes arranged for 25 biology students and himself to attend a Medical Careers Conference in Princeton, NJ the weekend of April 7. The conference is being sponsored by the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) which also will covered all expenses for our students.
Nosa Aigbe, a Biology-CSTEP student participant, was accepted into the Early Medical Education Program of the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate Medical School).
Rene Gonzales, a biology student, received an internship in the Safety and Health Department of Con Edison.
Julia Ebanks and Kedra Cyrus, Biology-CSTEP student participants, have received Fogarty Fellowships from the M.I.R.T. Program of NIH to conduct research this summer. Ms. Ebanks will be going to Finland and Ms. Cyrus to Singapore.
Dr. Ann Brown completed a training program in MFSP: Special Topics in Biotechnology: Cell Cycle Apoptosis, Cancer, given by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Science, Inc. at NIH. The program ran from January 2 - 8, 2001.
Dr. Anthony Udeogalanya received a Fellowship to attend the Recombinant DNA and Special Topics in Biotechnology workshops sponsored by the Minority Faculty-Student Partnership Traineeships in Biotechnology Program of NIH. The program ran from Jan. 8 - 14, 2001. Tamika Gill and Ann Marie Holland, Biology-CSTEP students, attended the program as student trainees.
Yvette Samuels, a recent graduate and Biology CSTEP student participant, was accepted into Dental School at Howard University and Tufts University.