Brahmadeo Dewprashad

Brahmadeo Dewprashad



Office: N-699N

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-1322


Professor Brahmadeo Dewprashad earned a doctorate degree in Organic Chemistry at Oklahoma State University, and completed post-doctoral research in Toxicology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned a master’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry at Loughborough University, England, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Guyana.
His experience in the private sector has included positions held as a Chemist and Group Leader with Guyana Pharmaceuticals, and as a Senior Chemist at Halliburton Energy Services. He has held academic positions at the University of Guyana, Oklahoma State University, Kingsborough Community College/CUNY and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at City College/CUNY.
At BMCC, in addition to teaching chemistry and other subjects, Professor Dewprashad leads research projects focusing on the medicinal uses of plants and other areas, introducing students to lab protocols and providing for them a foundation in organic chemistry that helps enable their transfer to a science program at the bachelor’s degree level.
Professor Dewprashad has published widely on his research in the areas of medicinal uses of plants of the Caribbean, chemistry and pharmacology in alternative medications and other areas. A partial list of his publications is shown below; for a most extensive list, click “Resume” beneath his photo, left.


Use of technology to facilitate science learning, Medicinal Use of Indigenous Plants of the Caribbean, Chemistry and Pharmacology of Alternative Medications


  • B.S. University of Guyana, Chemistry,
  • M.S. Loughborough University, England, Medicinal Chemistry,
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Organic Chemistry,

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • A Light Lunch? A Ca se in Calorie Counting.,a??Using cases to teach quantitative reasoning/quantit ative skills in biology.a??, Eds. Herrid, K.; Schiller, N. NSTA press,
  • ConfChem Conference on Case-B ased Studies in Chemical Education: Case Study Teaching in the Community College.,J. Chem. Educ ., 2013, 90 (2), pp 262a??263.
  • A Case of Respiratory Distress,J. College Sci. Teaching
  • Value of Cogenerative Dialogue s in STEM learninga??, Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millenium,Faculty Resource Ne twork publication
  • The chemistry of cocaine,J. College Sci. Teaching
  • Developing an invisible message about relative acidities of alcohols in the natural products henna, turmeric, rose petals and vitamin A,J. Chem. Educ

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • 2007 NYC Louis Stokes Alliance ?Keepers of the Alliance Flame? mentoring award

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