Office Number:A-126B

Office Tel: 718 518-4054

Courses Teaching:

BIO 210 – General Biology I
BIO 220 – General Biology II
BIO 230 – Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 240 – Anatomy & Physiology II

Areas of Expertise:

Cell & Molecular Biology, Evolutionary Biology

Areas of Interest:

Sociobiology, Lichenology

Born and raised in Brooklyn, I grew up in Sheepshead Bay, a charming neighborhood far from the madding crowd, with tree-shaded streets, salt mist drifting in from the ocean, and the soulful sound of fishing-boat foghorns on the Bay. I received my higher education within the City University of New York (CUNY): my bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, my master’s degree from Hunter College, and my Ph.D., in biology, from the CUNY Graduate School.

My doctoral work revolved around evolutionary concepts, including competition, fitness, genetic altruism, and sociobiology. In addition, I have a long-standing interest in philosophy of science, epistemology, and intellectual history. One of my current biology research interests is lichenology, especially the practical use of lichens as bio-indicators of pollution.