Office Number: 507-D

Office Tel: 718-518-4132

Courses Teaching:

Bio 230 Anatomy and Physiology 1
Bio 310 Microbiology
Bio 110 Principles of Biology


Zucker Elyse and Trachman Julie. Spring 2013. “Teaching Environmentalism as English: Our Journey as COBI Grant Recipients.” Touchstone Vol. 6.1: 34-39.

Trachman Julie. Spring 2012. “More Than Tolerance: Disrupting Heteronormative Assumptions in a Biology Classroom.” Touchstone Vol. 5.1: 51-57.

Trachman, Julie, Casari, William, Nuñez-Rodriguez, Nelson, Henderson, Flor, Rodriguez, Yoel, Libfeld, Jason. Spring 2011. “Saturday in the Park with Franz and Joyce.” Touchstone. Vol. 4.1: 23-27.:

Henderson, Flor, Trachman, Julie, Steinberg, Olga, Nunez-Rodriguez, Nelson, Rodriguez, Yoel. Spring 2010. “Carving a Path of Sustainability in Hostos Community College.” Touchstone Vol. 3.1: 53 -56.

Trachman, Julie. Spring 2010. “Talking Until We are “Flu” in Our Faces (Taking Microbiology From Theory to Reality).” Touchstone Vol. 3.1: 47-52.

Trachman, Julie. Spring 2009. “Use of a Triple-entry Journal Assignment in a Writing Intensive Microbiology Course Section to Help Students to Read and Write More Effectively.” Touchstone Vol. 2.1: 15 - 24.

Ovtcharenko, V.I. , Trachman, J.D. 2008. Spiders (Aranei) and their associations with microorganisms. Arthropoda Selecta 17 (3-4): 203 – 209.
Trachman, J. D. 2006. “Early atherosclerosis and interferon gamma”. In Reiss, A. B., Carsons, S., Cronstein, B. N. (Eds.), Proteins involved in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, p. 113 – 137. Research Signpost. Trivandrum, India.

Academic Awards:
PSC-CUNY grant renewal (2007-2008):
“The LT UCR and its possible role in regulating LT expression in response to acid stress”
PSC-CUNY grant renewal (2006-2007):
The UCR of the LT operon and its possible role in LT osmoregulaton (renewal)
PSC-CUNY grant (2005-2006):
The UCR of the LT operon and its possible role in LT osmoregulation

Areas of Expertise / Interest:
Bacterial genetics / bacterial physiology, infectious diseases, immunopharmacology, science pedagogy, environmental issues.


Trachman, J. and K. Steinmayer. “Navigating Change by Disrupting Heteronormative Assumptions to Promote Social Justice,” Community College Humanities Assn. 2013 National Conference, Louisville, Kentucky. Oct. 24-26, 2013.

Trachman, J., Wolfe, K., Steinmayer, K., and A. Ramson. “A Trajectory of Transitions across Disciplines: From High School to College to Professional and Citizen in the 21st Century.” At Tri-States Best Practices Conference, Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands. March 9, 2013.

E. Zucker and J. Trachman. “Teaching Environmentalism in an English Expository Writing Class” Community College Humanities Assn. Eastern Division Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 15-17, 2012.

Steinberg, O., Fernandez, F. Ostrin, Z., Nunez, N. Trachman, J., Rodriguez, Y. “Coordinating hand and eye to brain” as part of Alternative Medicine Roundtable Discussion. At 2012 International Learning Styles Conference (July 9-11, 2012), Hostos Community College, July 10, 2012.

Trachman, J. and E. Zucker. “Making Connections Between Ecological Processes, Our Egos, and Our Oikos: Utilizing Environmental Science as the Basis for English Expository Writing.” on Jun 4, 2012 at John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference and Seminar (SHARP EYES VII: AN ASLE AFFILIATED CONFERENCE), June 4-7, 2012 at SUNY at Oneonta

Ostrin, Z., Trachman, J., Gillen, J. 2011. “Student-driven Urban Fieldwork in Lichenology” (Abstract 594), P. 233-34. In Abstracts from Botany 2011: Healing the Planet, July 9-13, 2011, St. Louis, Missouri.

Trachman, Julie. “Putting a WI Microbiology Course Under the Microscope.” International Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Conference 2010, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S. May 20 – 22, 2010. Individual paper.

Trachman, Julie D. and Ovtcharenko, V. (J. Trachman, Presenter) (2008, April). “Microbial Carriage by Spiders (Aranae) from Different Rural Habitats of New York.” Abstracts from The Northeast Natural History Conference X: New York State Museum Circular 71: 55.

Trachman, J. and V. Ovtcharenko. (J. Trachman, Presenter). Microbial Association with the Exterior of Certain Spiders. October 20, 2007. At 40th Fall Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists Conference. St. Johns University, Queens, NY. Abstract published in In Vivo 28(2): 28. Winter 2007.

Ovtcharenko, V. & J. Trachman (V. Ovtcharenko, Presenter). 2007. Association of Ground spiders (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) with bacterial microorganisms. What we know about it? P. 253. In XVII International Congress of Arachnology, August 5-10, 2007, San Pedro, San Paulo, Brazil.

Trachman, J. and R. Torres presenters, moderator C. Grindley. “Respect and Academic Freedom in the Diverse College.” Community College Humanities Assn. Eastern Division Conference, Providence, Rhode Island. November 3, 2006.

Trachman, J. The Role of the UCR of the LT Operon in Response to Osmotic Stress and to Gyrase Inhibitors. October 28, 2006. At 39th MACUB conference. Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY. Abstract published in In Vivo 28(2): 28. Winter 2007.