Biological & Chemical Sciences News

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

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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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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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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Alumni Profile: Natalía Reynisdóttir

Profile | Jun 02, 2020

Natalía Reynisdóttir (B.S. ’19), now a Program Management Associate at Ovid Therapeutics, began working for the company as an intern during her last undergraduate summer. She reflects on how her studies and research experiences while pursuing her biotechnology degree at New York Tech prepared her for success.


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Hydroxychloroquine Explained

Feature | May 20, 2020

Biological and Chemical Sciences students and faculty discuss the fascination with hydroxychloroquine and its potential to treat the virus responsible for COVID-19.


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Undergrads Use Computing to Detect Cancer

Feature | Nov 05, 2019

Christopher Garzon and Brian Nguyen worked on a study to standardize and computerize the detection of abnormal cells of the cervix.


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Biology Major Reveals What Lurks in Kitchen Sponges

Feature | Jun 27, 2019

At the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2019, Brianna Weiss presented research on bacteriophages found in kitchen sponges that could provide the answer to antibiotic-resistant viruses.


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