Zach got his Master’s in biology with a thesis on the effects of urbanization on the soil microbiome
Congrats to our new graduates (Aida- Masters, Tevin- Bachelor’s in biology)!!

2018 NYC SEA-PHAGES Symposium

We attended the 2018 NYC SEA-PHAGES Symposium at Mount Saint Mary College on Saturday April 14.

The following students presented their research and took home three awards!!


Hisham Alrubaye presented  ” Mechanisms of RNA Virus Thermotolerance Evolution” and received a First Place Poster Award.

Nanami Kubota presented “Mutations and Selection in Erwinia amylovora Phages Adapting to Host’s Codon Usage Patterns”, and received a Second Place Poster Award.

Sangeetha Tandalam & Irene Hoxie “Host-Acquired Factor Impacts Fitness on Subsequent Hosts in an RNA Virus”

and Lastly Carmen Urgiles presented  “Does Cell Growth Rate Affect Lysis Timing in Escherichia coli Lambda?” and received an Oral Presentation award.



New Lab Members

The Dennehy Lab welcomes quite a few lab members. Anna Gao (undergraduate), Sherin Kannoly (postdoctoral researcher) and Michelle Markman (undergraduate).


Elsa’s First Day Teaching!

Elsa’s first day and our Ph.D student.

Elsa Rosario (Left) our new Master’s student in science education, educating some future scientists and Irene Hoxie (Right) our Ph.D student are ready to tackle the upcoming semester. Congratulations!




Congrats to QC Graduates

Congrats to QC Graduates

Lauren Esposito (MS Biology ’16) — attending Mount Sinai for Masters in Public Health


Kaung (Zach) Myat San (BA Biology ’16) — Attending Queens College for Masters in Biology


Ashley Prasad (BA Neuroscience ’16)


Fraida Streiter — (BA Sociology ’16)


Congratulations to Carmen Urgiles! She was accepted into the Summer Research Program at University of Iowa. She will be working with Dr. Maurine Neiman on the evolution of sex.

Congratulations to Sangeetha Tandalam! She was accepted into the Summer Research Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The Dennehy Lab