Grants and Awards

2018-2019

  • Eugene Lang Faculty Opportunity Award
  • Tishman Environment and Design Center Faculty Research Grant
  • SENCER Senior Leadership Fellow
  • 3rd Place for Graduate Student Best Poster at MACUB to Marcus Banks

2017-2018

  • HHMI Inclusive Excellence Award to Mercy College – Adjunct Academy is funded!!
  • Mercy College Teaching Excellence Award, 2018
  • Mercy Teaching Innovation Micro Grant, 2017-2018
  • Mercy Faculty Development Grant, 2017-2018
  • SACNAS Award to student mentee, Natalia Tumidajski, 2017
  • ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Award to student mentee, Natalie Vegas, 2017

2016-2017

  • Department of Defense Grant, Principle Investigator, Mercy Initiative for Undergraduate Research and Education in Genomics, ($142,771.75) to purchase the components of a genomics system, an Ion S5, 2016
  • US Department of Education (P031C160054) Title III HSI STEM and Articulation grant, Activity Director, Peer led Team Learning ($4 million), 2016
  • Partial Travel Award to be a Judge at ABRCMS, 2016
  • ABRCMS Student Award to student mentee, Bien Porconi, 2016
  • Mercy College Student/Faculty Research Collaborative Grant, 2016 (With Natalie Tumidajski)
  • Mercy Micro Grant for Course Redesign, 2016
  • Mercy Senate Micro Grant for Student Engagement, 2016
  • Mercy Faculty Development Grant, 2016

2015-2016

  • Mercy Micro Grant for Course Redesign, 2015
  • Full Travel Award to be a Judge at ABRCMS, 2015
  • Mercy Senate Micro Grant for Student Engagement, 2015
  • Mercy Faculty Development Grant, 2015
  • National Science Foundation, Appointed SENCER Leadership Fellow, 2016
  • NSF SENCER Summer Institute Post Implementation Team Award, 2015
  • NSF SENCER Summer Institute Post Implementation Team Award, 2014
  • Beitler Foundation Award, 2013
  • PSC CUNY Type C Award ($3000), 2015
  • ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Award to student mentee Manhin Lam, 2015
  • 2nd Place STEM Student Poster at Emerging Scholars, Rimsha Azhar, 2015
  • Best Non-STEM Student Poster at Emerging Scholars, Faizan Malik, 2015

2014-2015

  • PSC CUNY Type C Award ($3000), 2014
  • Two Biological Sciences Department Research Grants – $19000 – PI and Co-PI, 2014
  • Best Non-STEM Student Poster at Emerging Scholars, George Cobos, 2014
  • ABRCMS Student Travel Award to student mentee, Fabiola Fontaine, 2014

2013-2014

  • PSC CUNY Type B Award ($6000), 2013
  • Perkins Grant for Improvement of Microbiology Course ($16254.88), Principle Investigator, 2013

2012-2013

  • Graduate Research Technology Initiative Grant (GRTI) ($30826), Principle Investigator, 2012

Awards during PhD studies

  • President’s Prize for the Best Oral Presentation by a Young Scientist at the 57th Annual Conference of the AVTRW, Scarborough, England, April 2003.
    Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) Travel Award in 2003
  • Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Junior Travel Grant, 2003
  • International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI) Travel Award, 2002
  • Best Poster award at the 32nd Annual Irish Food Science and Technology Research Conference in Cork, 2002
  • Marie Curie Fellowship, 2003
  • Teagasc Walsh Fellowship, 2002-2005