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Associate Faculty Researchers

Judith Aponte
Associate Professor; Specialization Coordinator, Graduate Community/Public Health Nursing and Masters of Public Health dual degree programs at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College; Doctoral Faculty at Graduate Center, CUNY
Diabetes and its risk factors, specifically as it affects the Hispanic population
Diana P. Bratu
Associate Professor
Post-transcriptional gene regulation via microRNAs; developmental patterning in Drosophila via RNA transport; live cell imaging.
Christopher B. Braun
Associate Professor; Chair, Psychology Department
Sensory systems in animals, Neural substrates of vibration and sound detection, Sensory variation, Ecology, Evolution
Tracy Dennis-Tiwary
Neural markers for anxiety and emotion regulation.
Joel Erblich
Associate Professor
Nicotine dependence, risk for alcoholism, health psychology
Paul Feinstein
Associate Professor
Using targeted mutagenesis and mouse genetics to study how the brain functions.
Lynn C. Francesconi
Inorganic biochemistry; Medical applications of inorganic chemistry.
Mitchell Goldfarb
FGF Homologous Factors: Regulators of Sodium Channels and Neuronal Function.
James Gordon
Visual psychophysiology, Color vision, Pattern vision, Human visual development
Lorie S. Goshin
Assistant Professor
Interventions and policies to support safety and stability in multiply marginalized families, with a current focus on families involved in the criminal justice system
Dixie J. Goss
Protein-nucleic acid interactions and their role in regulation of biological functions.
Nancy L. Greenbaum
RNA structural biology; Investigation of RNA, metallo-RNA, and protein-RNA complexes by solution NMR and other spectroscopic techniques; design of theragnostic agents for detection and treatment of cancer.
Steven G. Greenbaum
Experimental materials science; Magnetic resonance; Ionic conduction in solids; Energy storage and Conversion materials.
Mandë Holford
Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Diversity: An evolutionary roadmap to discovery and characterization of bioactive peptides from marine organisms
Michael A. Hoyt
Associate Professor
Stress and Coping Processes, Psychological Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Psychological Process and Treatment
Shirzad Jenab
Signal transduction pathways as related to abuse drugs, especially cocaine.
Frida Kleiman
Mechanisms of Response to DNA Damage by Nuclear Factors.
Michael Lewis
Behavioral neuroscience and neuropharmacology: alcohol dependence, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
Ekaterina Likhtik
Assistant Professor
Psychiatric disorders and complex cognition.
Hyungsik Lim
Assistant Professor
Nonlinear optical microscopy; Visualization of the nervous systems including the retina
Carmen V. Melendez-Vasquez
Associate Professor
Actomyosin regulation and mechanism of Myelin formation.
Douglas Mennin
Basic physiological mechanisms of generalized anxiety and major depression and the role of worry and rumination in maintaining and exacerbating immunological processes
Regina Miranda
Cognition and suicidal behavior; adolescent suicidal ideation; rumination and depression; racial and ethnic differences in suicidal behavior.
Peter Moller
Animal orientation and communication with focus on African weakly electric fishes: multisensory integration, development of social behavior; effects of endocrine disruptors.
Sandeep Prasada
Associate Professor
Lexical and conceptual representation and development.
Jayne Raper
Trypanosome lytic factors, antimicrobial high density lipoproteins and their role in innate immunity
Yuhang Ren
Associate Professor; Chair, Physics Department
Condensed Matter Physics, Nonlinear Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy and Biomedical Imaging
Tracey A. Revenson
Professor of Psychology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Co-Director, Health Psychology & Clinical Science training area, PhD Program in Psychology, Graduate Center, CUNY
Effects of stress and coping processes on psychological adjustment to chronic physical illness, and the influences of social contexts on these processes
Patricia Rockwell
Signal transduction pathways.
Thomas Schmidt-Glenewinkel
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and molecular biology of neurotransmitter receptors and ion channels in Drophila melanogaster.
Michael Steiper
Associate Professor
Biological anthropology; Molecular evolution and phylogenetics; Population genetics; Primates; Malaria.
Lei Xie
Associate Professor
Computational systems biology, molecular modelling, and bioinformatics
Yujia Xu
Associate Professor
Interaction and molecular recognition of protein, their involvement in diseased state and the applications in nano-technology.
Brian Zeglis
Assistant Professor
The synthesis and development of radiopharmaceuticals for the imaging and therapy of disease
Hualin Zhong
Assistant Professor
Regulation of gene expression and nuclear transport.