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Dr. Carlos W. Alva is an associate professor of Science at BMCC, and has previously taught Physical Science, Chemistry and Natural and Applied Sciences at other CUNY schools including CUNY Kingsborough and LaGuardia. He previously worked as a senior chemist at Albany Molecular Research and as an associate researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Alva is also a Science Deputy chair at BMCC and an advisor for Pre-Pharmacy students. He has degrees in Chemistry from CUNY Hunter and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Dr. Brahmadeo Dewprashad is an professor of Science at BMCC. He previously worked as a research and teaching assistant at Oklahoma State University and associate lecturer at University of Guyana. At BMCC, he is investigating the chemical and pharmacological properties of several plants used in traditional Caribbean medicine. Dr. Dewprashad has degrees in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology.

Dr. Matthew Geddis is an assistant professor of Science at BMCC. Dr. Geddis has previously taught anatomy, chemistry and more at CUNY Hunter, Georgia State University and University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Published in national science journals, his current research at BMCC is focused on mechanisms promoting neuronal regeneration. He has degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Marine Biology and Medical Sciences.

Dr. Charles Kosky is a Science professor at BMCC. He has received grants and fellowships from The New York State Department of Education, CUNY Research Foundation, National Science Foundation and more. His research has been published in The Journal of Chemical Education, Journal of the Chemical Society, Inorganic Chemistry and more. Dr. Kosky has a B.S. from College of William and Mary and a PhD from Polytechnic Institute of New York.

Dr. Rafael Niyazov is an associate professor of Science at BMCC, with previous teaching experience at CUNY Queensborough and New York Institute of Technology. He is a recipient of the PSC-CUNY -38 research Award and in 2006 was elected to the External Academic Review panel. His research can be found in more than 40 publications. Dr. Niyazov earned a PhD in Applied Mechanics and Mathematics from Tashkent Engineering Institute of Technology. At BMCC, his current research focuses on Kinematics and Dynamics of Planetary Systems as well as Propagation of Ultrasonic Waves through Viscoelastic materials.

Dr. Edith Robbins has worked as a BMCC Science professor since 1968, after previously teaching at NYU School of Medicine and at BMCC at the associate, assistant and adjunct levels. She is a member of New York Society of Experimental Microscopists, Society of Sigma Xi and American Society of Cell Biology. Her research can be found in Membrane Transport Processes, American Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Cell Biology, Cell and more. She has degrees in Zoology and Biology from Barnard College and NYU Graduate School, respectively.

Dr. Shanti Rywkin is as assistant professor of Science at BMCC and has previously taught at New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Rywkin has worked as a Chemist and Researcher for Baxter Healthcare Inc. and New York Blood Center. Her research has been published in Langumir and has received patents for her work on Vitamin E Derivatives, Photoreactive Interactivation of a Virus in a Blood Cell and more. Dr. Rywkin earned a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center.

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