Current Research Projects

Research mentors provided below will work with you to develop your critical, analytical, and research skills.

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Faculty Mentors from QCC: Research Topic(s)

Dr. Nidhi Gadura, Biological Sciences: Investigating mechanism of copper-surface induced toxicity in various bacteria. Genetics analysis of lipid peroxidation mediated, copper-surface induced toxicity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Dr. Gheorghe Proteasa, Biological Sciences: Mucolytic effect of Plantago Lanceolata on mucus in the respiratory tract

Dr. Susan McLaughlin, Biological Sciences: Hydra TRP Channels: Expression and Functional Analysis.

Dr. Andrew Nguyen, Biological Sciences: The functions of macrophages during tumor initiation and tumor progression.

Dr. Peter Novick, Biological Sciences: UCSC genome database – screening for transposable elements and analyzing target sites, GC content, proximity to genes and genomic landscape to determine if niches sustain high diversity.

Dr. Mohammad Javdan, Biological Sciences: Effect of lipopolysaccharide challenge on downregulation of CX3CR1 on microglia (BV2 cell line)

Dr. Monica Trujillo, Dr. Naydu Carmona, Biological Sciences: Biosynthetic power of bacteria from the soil.

Dr. Areti Tsimounis, Biological Sciences: Quantitative morphological classification of neurons in primary somatosensory cortex.

Dr. Sara Dani-Engoron, Biological Sciences: Analysis of mtDNA to study ancestral origins which also highlights the lack of a genetic basis for race.

Dr. Jun Shin, Chemistry: Determination of copper and nickel content in coins by X-Ray Fluorescence and Visible Spectrophotometry; Determination of the refractive index of binary lixtures by a laser pointer.

Dr. Paris Svoronos, Chemistry: Calculation of Ka of weak acids and the degree of salt ionization in aqueous solution via micro- scale freezing point determination measurements.; Determination of oxalates in food.

Dr. Luis Vargas, Chemistry: Synthesis of Fosomax derivatives.

John Buoncora, Engineering Technology: Mobile autonomous robots based on a multicore microcontroller with parallel processing

Dr. Dimitrios Kokkinos, Physics: Fiber bending sensitivity for optical sensor design.

Dr. Karan Puri, Math & Computer Science: The unity of lines and circles: Inversive geometry and hyperbolic space.

Dr. Azita Mayeli, Math & Computer Science: Functional analysis, Abstract harmonic analysis, wavelet and frame theory, Fourier analysis, approximations theory, Banach and function spaces, co-orbit theory.

Faculty Mentors from York College, CUNY: Research Topic(s)

Dr. Fransisco Villegas, Behavioral Sciences: Behavioral neuroscience and Central mechanisms of reward and sleep

Faculty Mentors from Stony Brook University:

Research Topic(s)

Dr. Daniel Moloney, Biochemistry and Cell Biology: investigates protein modification called O-linked Fucose to understand the functional riole of sugar in proteins

Faculty Mentors from Queens College, CUNY: Research Topic(s)

Dr. PoKay Ma, Biology Department: Neurophysiology, nervous system and behavior.

Dr. Wilma Saffran, Chem. & Biochemistry: Studies of DNA damage in yeast; roles of individual genes in DNA repair, mutation and recombination; replication and transcription in recombinatorial repair.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.