51st Annual Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists

400 Current and Future Biologists Gathered For the 51st Annual Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB) Conference

400 attendees, 148 student posters and 17 faculty presentations at the QCC Department of Biological Sciences and Geology hosted 51st Annual MACUB conference.


Some 400 College and University biology professors, students, guests, college recruiters and vendors attended the MACUB conference held at Queensborough on October 27. The attendees from throughout the tristate region included 148 student research poster presentations and 17 faculty presentations.

"Congratulations and thank you to all for your support in making this the most successful Annual MACUB Conference ever. Special thanks to all the volunteers and co-chairs. We are forever appreciative of the unwavering administrative support that helped make this conference happen." said Dr. Nidhi Gadura, Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences and Geology.

MACUB conference Co-Chairs: Drs. Regina Sullivan and Bryn Mader

Poster Co-Chairs: Drs. Urszula Golebiewska and Mohammad Javdan

Member Presentation and Workshop Co-Chairs: Drs. Andrew Nguyen and Mangala Tawde

In addition: Drs. Christopher Roblodowski, Sara Danzi-Engoron, Rochelle Nelson, Punita Bhansali, Sarbani Ghoshal, Peter Novick, Susan McLaughlin, Anuradha Srivastava, George Proteasa and Professor Shalini Singh.

CLT's: Teresa Salas, Terence Rohan and Rachel Hammer, as well as staff, Ms. Joi Merkl and Sofia Flores, Biological Sciences and Geology.

-Student volunteers (Anela Medunjanin, Ratna Kahai, Ali Aghedo, Louelle Unas, Meheryn Hossain, Stephanie Kouboulas, Deidre Seepersaud , Woochul Kim, Jonathan Santana, Kaylynn Pubil, Tia Lewis, Navindra Cheda) who stood in the rain and wind to welcome the attendees to QCC and escort them across the campus.

-B&G staff for their tireless work in getting the venues ready. Everything looked amazing and we appreciate Vivi and her crew for that.

-Media, Marketing, Printing Department staff for their help with signs, printing, recording, photography. They did a phenomenal job!

-Security Staff who ensured parking for nearly 400 visitors including their buses as well as actively helping our visitors with anything they needed.

-Academic Computing center staff who ensured that every podium is working for both keynote speakers and member presenters.

-Catering staff from Metropolitan Food services.

-Our Health Phys. Ed. and Dance Dept. current and previous chairs: Drs. Andrea Salis and Young Kim. Athletic Director Jon Hochberg, thank you for letting us use the gym for the student poster session. It made all the difference by providing students ample space to make their presentations and for judges to do their job.​

-Our IT Department and Quincin Gonjon for providing us with wifi connection for the visitors.

-Susan Agin and her staff for helping us secure the venues.

-Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine for providing tri-folds for students.

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