C-SURP 2014

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CSURP Participants

Faculty Mentors

Chaim Bernstein
Kingsborough C.C. 

Raymond Tu
Engineering, CCNY

Sophia Carryl 
Lehman College

Mark Hauber
Psychology, Hunter

Brandon Chen
Bard College

Andrew Delamater
Psychology, Brooklyn

Rachel Davidov
Queens College

Diego Loayza
Biological Sciences, Hunter

Ibraham Diallo
Medgar Evers College 

Steve Greenbaum
Physics & Astronomy, Hunter

Abraham Dickey III 
York College 

Bob Melara
Psychology, CCNY

Chinara Feizullayeva
Queensborough C.C. 

Zimei Bu
Biochemistry, CCNY

Samhita Kattekola
City College of New York 

Marco Castaldi
Chemical Engineering, CCNY

Patrycja Lai
Borough of Manhattan C.C. 

Thomas Preuss
Biopsychology, Hunter

Steven Lee
Brooklyn College 

Greg Boutis
Physics, CCNY

Jaiwantie Manni
Queens College 

Bill Blanford
Hydrogeology, Queens

Daniel Mantone 
Stony Brook University 

Daniel Weinstein
Biology, Queens

Monal Mehta 
Drew University

Itzhac Mano
 Molecular Biology, CCNY

Jenny Moncion Pena
Hostos C.C. 

Carolyn Pytte
Psychology, Queens

Emina Selmani 
York College

Mike Drain
Chemistry, Hunter

Kristina Slashinski
LaGuardia C.C. 

Josh Brumberg
Neurobiology, Queens

Jonathan Tepp 
Queens College 

Jayne Raper
Biological Sciences, Hunter

Thomas Wilk 
The City College of New York 

Swapan Gayen
Physics, CCNY

Feng Zhao
Brooklyn College 

Peter Lipke
Biology, Brooklyn









Thursdays, 2:00 PM
Macaulay Honors College
35 West 67th St.
New York, NY

Monday, June 2

Orientation breakfast & first day in labs

Dr. Avrom Caplan , Associate Dean for Research, CUNY

Thursday, June 5

Dr. Greg O'Mullon, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Queens College   

Sewage Pollution to Coastal Waterways—Impacts on Microbial Water and Air Quality  

Dr. Jacob Trevino, Scientific Cleanroom Director, ASRC CUNY

Nanofabrication: Enabling New Technologies in Industry and Research


Thursday, June 12*

Dr. Nadia Gligorov, Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Mount Sinai School of Medcine

Responsible Conduct in Research

Eric Vieira, Director of Special Research Programs at CUNY  

Practical Skills for Success Professionals

Thursday, June 19*

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Workshop


Thursday, June 26*

Dr. Laurel Eckhardt , Professor of Biology, Hunter College

Gradaute School Seminar

Dr. John Blaho, Director of Industrial-Academic Research at CUNY

Career Development Seminar

Thursday, July 10*

Dr. Mandë Holford, Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology, Hunter

Lessons From Snails That Eat Fish


Dr. Simon Kelly , Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York

Combining Principles of Engineering and Psychology to Understand The Brain


Thursday, July 17

Behind-the-scences tour of the  American Museum of Natural History

Thursday, July 24* 

Dr. Alexey Ovchinnikov, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Queens College

Career in Mathematics


Dr. Elizabeth Biddinger, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, The City College of New York

Pathways to Academia: From Undergraduate Research To Assistant Professor

Thursday, July 31* 

Ana Carnaval, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, The City College of New York

Predicting Biodiversity Patterns in Response to Climate Change

Poster Preparation 

Thursday, August 7*

C-SURP Poster Session
Lower Level, Macaulay Honors College


*Events will be held at the Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th Street.