Dr. Gosslau has more than 13 years experience in Cell and Molecular Biology in academia and industry in the U.S. He was appointed in 2012 as Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Science, BMCC-City University of New York where he teaches BIO220 and BIO210. Dr. Gosslau is well experienced in mentoring students in a variety of different programs. Since
2009, he has served as a Visiting Professor in the Dept. of Chemical Biology of Rutgers University. Prior to his appointments he has been Research Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bremen in Germany and University of Stavanger in Norway. Alexander Gosslau received his Ph.D. from the University of Bremen, Germany, and his master's degree from the Universities of Oldenburg and Goettingen, Germany. As Head of Cell and Molecular Biology at WellGen, Inc. for almost 10 years he had leadership roles in research & development and project management in the field of molecular medicine, medical food, inflammation, and cancer research. Dr. Gosslau is well experienced in the development of different disease-targeted cell-based models in combination with different bioassays, gene and protein expression analysis, cellular imaging techniques, and various screening technologies to search for molecular mechanisms and targets of natural derived anti- cancer and anti-inflammatory compounds against degenerative and inflammation-based diseases. He has more than 15 publications in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, 4 reviews, 2 patent applications, more than 30 presentations in international academic and corporate meetings and raised government and corporate funds for over $2.8 MM to support research.
Dr Koroch and Dr. Gosslau are jointly running a research pilot project at BMCC named: "Bioactivity of Natural Plant Products" (BNPP). The program serves as proof of concept study which is submitted as grant proposal to NSF-REU (Bioactivity of Natural Plant Products: Advancing Undergraduate Research Among Minorities Enrolled in an Urban Community College). The BNPP program is a multidisciplinary research and learning program which involves students working in collaboration with mentors from various disciplines, providing a unique focus on how to advance scientific knowledge in different areas and integrating these ideas to solve a case-study problem. Students will be engaged in a hands-on experiential approach, which will foster critical thinking to integrate this new knowledge and its application to current research. The BNPP program encourage student interest in a wide range of subject areas (e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, botany, cell and molecular biology, food, nutrition and health) enhancing their interest in research. The BNPP research program involves students working in multidisciplinary research that not only will contribute to learning experiences of students in STEM careers but also advance the knowledge in the plant sciences and human health.