Dr. Soraya Svoronos

 

Education:

  • PhD 1983 Georgetown University
  • MS 1981 Georgetown University

Teaching Experience:

  • 1998-2003: Adjunct Professor, Long Island University-C.W. Post.
  • 1994&1995(summer): Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
  • 1994-1995: Adjunct Assistant Professor, SUNY- Old Westbury
  • 1993(fall) : Adjunct Assistant Professor, St John’s University
  • 1993(spring)-present : Adjunct Professor, Nassau Community College
  • 1991(fall)-present : Adjunct Associate Professor Queensborough Community College
  • 1979-1982 : Tuition, research and teaching fellowship Georgetown University
  • 1979-1981: Head Teaching Assistant, Organic Chemistry Georgetown University

Courses Taught:

  • Chem 18 (Organic Chemistry II lab), Georgetown University
  • Chem 007(Nursing Chemistry), Georgetown University
  • Chem 23 (Organic Chem I lecture), St John’s University
  • Chem 21 R (General Chem), St John’s University
  • Chem 15 R (General Chem), St John’s University
  • Chem 201 (Organic Chem lab&lecture), Nassau Community College
  • Chem 202 (Organic Chem lab), Nassau Community College
  • Chem 152 (General Chem 2 lab & lecture), Nassau Community College
  • Chem 151 (General Chem 1 lab&lecture), Nassau Community College
  • Chem 132 (Intro General Chem 2 lecture), Nassau Community College
  • Chem 131 (Intro General Chem 1lab& lecture), Nassau Community College
  • Chem 108 (Consumer Chem lab& lecture), Nassau Community College
  • Chem 107 (Introductory Chem lab& lecture), Nassau Community College
  • Clinical Chemistry, Nassau Community College
  • Principles of Chemistry 2 lab, SUNY-Old Westbury
  • Chemistry Today, SUNY-Old Westbury
  • Biochemistry cp45210 (lab& lecture), SUNY-Old Westbury
  • Chem 152 (General Chem lab), Queensborough Community College
  • Chem 151 (General Chem lab), Queensborough Community College
  • Chem 127 (Introductory College Chem) Queensborough Comm. College
  • Chem 120 ,121 (Fundamentals of Chemistry lab& lecture), Queensborough Community College
  • Introductory Biochemistry Ch 71&71L Long Island University CW Post
  • Chem 21(Organic Chemistry lab&lecture), Long Island University CW Post
  • Chem 22 (Organic lab), Long Island University CW Post

Research Experience

  • 1983-1985: Post Doctoral Fellow under Dr.A.M.Jeffry, Columbia University, Institute of Cancer Research Center.
  • 1984(summer): Visiting Research Associate under Dr. A. Mukherjee, Human Genetics Branch, NICHD, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.
  • 1982-1983: Part-time (30 hours/week) Research Associate under Dr. A. Mukherjee , Human Genetic Branch, NICHD, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.
  • 1978-1983:Research on PhD thesis on reactions catalyzed by the multienzyme complex fatty acid synthetase under Dr. S. Kumar, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Technical Skills

Protein Purification, Enzyme Assay, Radioassay, Radioimmunoassay, Chromatography (gas, high pressure liquid), Gel Electrophoresis, Sucrose Gradient Centrifugation,Tissue Culture, Primary Culture, DNA Extraction, ELISA Assay, DNA Modification, Transformation Assay, NMR, UV- Visible Spectrophotometry.

Publications

  • Laboratory Manual
    1. S. Svoronos and P. Svoronos “Experiments for Introductory Biochemistry”, CW Post in-house publication, 1999.
    2. P. Wong, P. Irigoyen, S. Svoronos and P.Svoronos “Fundamentals of Laboratory Chemistry”, Pearson 2004.
  • Test Banks
    1. Test Bank for “Introductory Chemistry” by S. Russo and M. Mike Silver. (P. Svoronos and D. A. Kort, co-authors). 3rd ed. Benjamin Cummings 2007
    2. Test Bank for “Introductory Chemistry” by S. Russo and M. Mike Silver. (P. Svoronos and D. A. Kort, co-authors). 2nd ed. Benjamin Cummings 2002
    3. Grade Summit Online Resource for General Chemistry I and II. “Chemistry” by R. Chang. 7th ed.  Mc Graw- Hill (www.GradeSummit.com)
  • Clinical Chemistry Related
    1. S. Ghayourmanesh , "Tails" in Magill's "Life Science: The Animal World", pp. 1573-77 Salem Press, 2001
    2. S. Ghayourmanesh , "Teeth, fangs and tusks" in Magill's "Life Science: The Animal World", pp. 1581-85 Salem Press, 2001
    3. S. Ghayourmanesh , "Antennae" in Magill's "Life Science: The Animal World", p. 1724 Salem Press, 2001.
    4. S. Ghayourmanesh-Svoronos, ”Wrinkling” in Aging , Salem Press, 1999.
    5. S. Ghayourmanesh-Svoronos ,”Parkinson’s Disease” in Aging, Salem Press, 1999.
    6. S. Ghayourmanesh-Svoronos , “Alar and Environmental Issues” in Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Salem Press, 1999.
    7. S.Ghayourmanesh , “Ebola Virus” in Magill’s Medical Guide Revised Edition, Salem Press, 1998.
    8. S. Ghayourmanesh , “Coughing” in Magill’s Medical Guide Revised Edition, Salem Press, 1998.
    9. S. Ghayourmanesh , “Sneezing” in Magill’s Medical Guide: Pediatrics, 693-4, Salem Press,1998.
    10. S. Ghayourmanesh, “Baby teeth” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Pediatrics, Salem Press, 1998.
    11. S. Ghayourmanesh, “Tooth decay” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Pediatrics, 760-3, Salem Press, 1998.
    12. S. Ghayourmanesh, “Fluoride treatments” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Pediatrics, Salem Press, 1998.
    13. S. Ghayourmanesh, ”Lactose intolerance” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Revised edition, 372-5, Salem Press, 1998.
    14. S. Ghayourmanesh, “Psoriasis” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Revised edition, 583-5, Salem Press, 1998.
    15. S. Ghayourmanesh,”Snakebites” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Revised edition, 691-3, Salem Press, 1998.
    16. S. Ghayourmanesh, “Moles” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Revised edition, Salem Press, 1998.
    17. S. Ghayourmanesh , ”Thalidomide and other tetratogens” in Magill’s Encyclopedia of Genetics, 527-30, Salem Press,1998.
    18. S. Ghayourmanesh ,”Albinism” in Magill’s Encyclopedia of Genetics, 5-8, Salem Press,1998.
    19. S. Ghayourmanesh , “Suffocation and Asphyxiation “in Magill’s Medical Guide, Health & Illness,Volume I, 58-9, Salem Press, 1995.
    20. S. Ghayourmanesh , ”Hyperthermia and Hypothermia” in Magill’s Medical Guide Health & Illness, Volume II, 413-7, Salem Press, 1995.
    21. S. Ghayourmanesh , ”Type of Pain” in Magill’s Medical Guide Health & Illness,Volume III, 590-1, Salem Pess,1995.
    22. S. Ghayourmanesh , ”Scarlet fever” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Health & Illness, Volume III, 672-3, Salem Press, 1995.
    23. S. Ghayourmanesh , “Skin Cancer” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Health & Illness, Volume III, 706-9, Salem Press, 1995.
    24. S. Ghayourmanesh, ”Typhoid Fever and Typhus” in Magill’s Medical Guide Health & Illness, Volume III, 773-5, Salem Press, 1995.
    25. S. Ghayourmanesh , ”Wounds” in Magill’s Medical Guide, Health & Illness, Volume III, 807-9, Salem Press, 1995.
    26. S. Ghayourmanesh , Jeffry, A.M., Santella, R. M., Wong, D., Hsieh, L. V., Doskocil, G., ”Metabolic Activation of Nitropyrenes and Diesel Particulate Extracts”, Health Effects Institute Research Report #34, July 1990, pp. 1-8.
    27. A.B.Mukherjee, S. Ghayourmanesh, A.Ghazanfari, P.R. Martin, A. Fisher, B. Roeckein, D. Rodbard , R. Staton, D. Behar, C.J. Berg and R. Manjunath, “Transketolase Abnormality in Cultured Fibroblasts from Familial Chronic Alcoholic Men and their Male Offspring “ J. Clin. Investigation 79 ,1987, pp. 1039-43.
    28. A.B.Mukherjee, A.Ghazanfari, S.Ghayourmanesh, R.C. Staton, T. Nakada and I.L. Kwee, “Transketolase abnormality in tolazamide-induced Wernicke’s encephalopathy “, Neurology 36(11), 1986, pp. 1508-10.
    29. M.A Jackson, L.C. King, L.M. Ball, S.Ghayourmanesh, A.M. Jeffrey, and J. Lewtas, “Nitropyrene: DNA Binding and Adduct Formation in Respiratory Tissues”, Environmental Health Perspectives 62, 1985, pp. 203-07.
  • Organic Chemistry Related
    1. S.Ghayourmanesh,”Solvent Extraction” in Magill’s Survey of Science: Applied Science. 2391-6, Salem Press, 1992.
    2. S.Ghayourmanesh, “Combustion” in Magill’s Survey of Science: Applied Science. 464-70, Salem Press, 1992.
    3. S.Ghayourmanesh,”Distillation and Evaporation” in Magill’s Survey of Science: Applied Science. 682-88, Salem Press, 1992.
    4. S.Ghayourmanesh, “Amides” in Magill’s Survey of Science: Applied Science. 117-22, Salem Press, 1991.
    5. S.Ghayourmanesh,”Ether” in Magill’s Survey of Science: Applied Science”. 846-51, Salem Press, 1991.
    6. S.Ghayourmanesh,”Organic Acids” in Magill’s Survey of Science: Applied Science. 1681-88, Salem Press, 1991.
    7. S.Ghayourmanesh, “Amides” in Magill’s Physical Science: Applied Science. 117-22, Salem Press, 1991.
    8. S.Ghayourmanesh,”Alcohols” in Magill’s Physical Science: Applied Science. 68-74, Salem Press, 1991.
  • Biochemistry Related
    1. S.Ghayourmanesh”Bioluminescence” in Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science. 142-44, Salem Press, 2002
    2. S.Ghayourmanesh-Svoronos, “Methane-Producing Bacteria” in Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, 393-6, Salem Press, 1999.
    3. S.Ghayourmanesh,”Anaerobic photosynthesis” in Magill’s Survey of Science: Life Science .87-94, Salem Press, 1990.
    4. S.Ghayourmanesh,”Spectrophotometric Analysis of Cytochromes” in Magill’s Survey of Science: Life Science. 2528-34, Ca: Salem Press, 1990.
    5. S.Ghayourmanesh and S.Kumar,”Decarboxylation of Malonyl-CoA by Lactating Bovine Mammary Fatty Acid Synthetase”, Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 90B (1), 1988, pp. 179-85.
    6. S.Ghayourmanesh and S.Kumar,”Malonyl-CoA Decarboxylase and beta-Ketoacyl Synthetase Activation of Lactating Bovine Mammary Fatty Acid Synthetase” Dissertation Abstracts International 45, 1985, pp.5.
    7. S. Kumar and S.Ghayourmanesh,”Synthesis of Acetoacyl-CoA by Bovine Mammary Fatty Acid Synthetase” FEBS Letters 132, 1981, pp.231.

CONFERENCE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS (ALL POWER POINTS)

  • First Annual Queensborough Honors Conference – April 15, 2005
    • Isoken Igbinoghene-Carr “What is lye?” 
    • Sara Rabinovitz “Soap” 
    • Simeon Thomas “Madame Marie Curie”
    • Jonathan Swenson “Alchemy and you”
    • Daniel Lam “A brief history of the invention of the movie film”
    • Judean Woelfle “Carbon”
    • Ann-Marie Darling “How do Snowflakes form”
  • Second  Annual Queensborough Honors Conference – April 28, 2006
    • Ceferino Alcaide “Steroids”
    • Aubrey Blades “Crack Cocaine”
    • Cyndia Estevez “Rubber”
    • Daniel Gomez “Leafs”
    • Tanzina Goni “Nature of Carbon and its Significance”
    • Matthew Hampsten “Controversial and non-Controversial Prescripiton Drugs”
    • Barbara Hotzooglou “Obesity”
    • Rose  Topal” Biochemical Connections of Diabetes”
    • Yungkyung Jin “Global Warming”
    • Tae Kim “How Soap Works”
    • Keyang Lin “Oxidation-Reduction”
    • Oluwakemi Ogunsakin “The Scoop on Hot peppers”
    • Biren Patel “Effects of Alcohol”

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