Manita M. Pavel

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Office: N-698L

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Phone: +1 (212) 776-6895

I am a faculty member in the Science department with many years of teaching experience, having taught courses such as Introductory Biology, General Biology, Human Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Evolutionary Concepts in Biology.

My expertise is in Plant Biology, but i have developed a passion for molecular Genetics. I was 1 out of the 30 participants from the United States who was chosen to attend the Human Genome Research at NIH in Bethesda.

I have also conducted research at Rockefeller Institute in the Immunology and Genetics Laboratory on a genetic marker present in both Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatic Fever Patients.

Presently I am coordinating the Cleo and Zack Scholarship Program and continue to mentor students in the program. I am passionate about research and am the Science Learning Tutor Coordinator as well as mentor for the LSAMP program.



  • M.A. City College, Ecology, Evolutionary Behavior
  • B.S. Life Sciences,
  • B.A. Science and Math Education,

Courses Taught

BIO 110 (General Biology)
BIO 109 (General Biology)

Research and Projects


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • PSC CUNY Research Grant Award
    I was just awarded the PSC – CUNY39 Research Award Grant for July ‘ 2008. We will be Examining the growth effects of rRetinoids on normal and cancerous prostate cells in culture.

Additional Information

I have conducted research in Bacteriology. My research helped me identify a new bacterial species Trichomitis batrachorum that inhabited the Australian waters of two temperate Labroid species of fish.