Manita M Pavel
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,
- Basic cellular structure, tissue organization, physiological process, reproduction, and genetics are studied. Special attention is given to selected zoological specimens with particular emphasis upon man.
- General Biology presents an overview of many important topics in the natural sciences today and provides relevant background material from the physical sciences. It traces life from its beginning (cells) to the development of multi-cellular organisms. It covers topics such as evolution, the cell, macromolecules, energy relationships, inheritance, molecular genetics, biotechnology, and body systems.
Corequisite: BIO 109
- General Biology presents an overview of many important topics in the natural sciences today and provides relevant background material from the physical sciences. It traces life from its beginning (cells) to the development of multi-cellular organisms. It covers topics such as taxonomy, the cell, macromolecules, photosynthesis, inheritance, molecular genetics, and body systems. This class includes a 1 hour lecture and a 2 hour lab session. The lecture hour will be an expansion of the lecture content covered in the co-requisite class BIO 108 - information needed to carry out experiments in the 2 hour hands-on laboratory experience.
Corequisite: BIO 108
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.
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.