Biological & Chemical Sciences News

Find out about the latest research and news from the Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences at NYIT.

NIH-Funded Research Could Lead to New Drug Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Feature | Apr 12, 2023

Assistant Professor Jole Fiorito, Ph.D., an expert in medicinal chemistry, has secured a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke that will support research into early-stage drug development to treat Alzheimer’s disease.


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Empowering Women in STEM

Feature | Mar 02, 2023

New York Tech celebrates the achievements of six students and faculty who have made strides in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


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A Quest for Bacterial Assassins

Feature | Feb 08, 2023

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Bryan Gibb, Ph.D., and undergraduate Hamza Nawargala are working on research to combat antibiotic-resistant infections.


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Research Activities: William Letsou, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Blog | Sep 29, 2022

William Letsou earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology under Dr. Long Cai. His research strives to find mathematical and statistical models that describe how genes work together in combination to produce various cell types and phenotypes
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Student Profile: Saad Khan

Profile | Aug 24, 2022

In an interview with New York Tech News, Saad Khan, president of the Student Government Association on the Long Island campus, talks about why he chose biology and how New York Tech is preparing him for the future.


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Hadjiargyrou Is New York Tech’s First Distinguished Professor

Feature | Jun 29, 2022

Professor Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences and director of the D.O./Ph.D. program, has been named New York Institute of Technology’s first distinguished professor. This designation recognizes outstanding faculty who have achieved the highest levels of scholarship over the course of their careers.


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Debunking Myths in Support of COVID-19 Vaccines

Feature | Oct 15, 2021

Professor Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., an expert in molecular and cellular biology, tackled the timely topic of COVID-19 vaccines with an in-depth discussion of the structure of SARS-CoV-2 and underscored the importance and safety of vaccines.


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New York Tech Awards Mini-Research Grants to High School Students

Feature | Feb 09, 2021

A total of 29 research projects from 18 high schools have been awarded 2021 New York Tech Mini-Research Grants, made possible through generous support from Voya Foundation.


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Research Activities: Leonidas Salichos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Blog | Jan 08, 2021

Leonidas Salichos is a computational biologist. His research focuses on evolving systems, such as the spread of infectious diseases, cancer evolution and human genomics, as well as viral and microbiome prevalence across human tissues.
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