News and updates


  • Undergraduate researcher Natalie Vegas has been accepted to Microbe 2017 and she also received a Capstone award to attend!

  • I’ve been invited to be a speaker at this years “What you can be with a PhD”. I’m chuffed
  • We presented a poster at this years Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon conference
  • Fabiola presented her work on using next generation sequencing to assess water quality at the American Society for Microbiology Annual General Meeting in New Orleans
  • Minni was awarded a Capstone award to attend and present at the American Society for Microbiology Annual General Meeting in New Orleans
  • We presented a poster at Microbes in the City: Mapping the Urban Genome at the NYAS
  • We’ve been accepted to be a site for CUNY Service Corps and the READ project!
  • Seven students of the lab took place in the Emerging Scholars this semester. Rimsha Azhar took second place in the STEM category in the Emerging Scholars Poster competition for her work characterizing the staphylococci from the environment. Faizan Malik took first place in the non-STEM category for his work describing how to motivate students in microbiology. Congrats lads!
  • Assessing Reading: The READ Initiative. Oral presentation for “Closing the Loop on assessment of General Education” for the CUNY Assessment Council seminar
  • I am now the program coordinator for Biomedical Informatics at NYCCT
  • Invited to join CCRP DOE project aimed at improving student reading skills
  • Invited Teaching Panel presentation at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Grant submitted to NIH mid blizzard – Fingers crossed for us all
  • Minni, Kenny and Fabiola have submitted abstracts to the annual ASM meeting
  • I’m off to China
  • Our lab was featured on the college website
  • Article published on on antimicrobials in building products
  • Visited the NY Genome Center with the BIB club
  • BIBminion

  • Gave a seminar at Queens College “Insights into the adaptability of the Staphylococci”
  • Gave a seminar at New York Medical College “Lessons learned from Bacterial Networks: How to land and keep that academic job”
  • New Paper online “Cytotoxic virulence predicts mortality in nosocomial pneumonia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Undergraduate researcher Fabiola Fontaine has been accepted to the ABRCMS and she also received an award to attend!
  • So I’m just back from the Sencer Summer Institute – was absolutely brilliant
  • Presented at the UnderGround Zero event in the city