Principal Investigator

John J. Dennehy, PhD

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College in 2007, and was tenured as an associate professor in 2013. Prior to joining the Queens College community in 2007, I was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Albany and a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. I obtained my PhD from Clark University in Massachusetts in 2003.

My lab focused on three main areas of interest: 1) Population biology of virus host shifts; 2) Single cell studies of gene expression; 3) Urban metagenomics.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Saima Cheema, PhD

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Sherin Kannoly, PhD

Graduate Students

Irene Hoxie, PhD Candidate

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July (Elsa) Rosario, MA Candidate

July Rosario

Kaung Myat ‘Zach’ San, MA Candidate


Postbaccalaureate Students

Hisham Alrubaye

Undergraduate Students

Vincent Cali

Vincent Cali




Anna Gao

Nanami Kubota


Tevin Lynch


Michelle Markman

David Musheyev

Gabriella Oken

Sangeetha Tandalam

Carmen Urgiles