11th Annual NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate Program Student Research Seminar

Over the past year, QCC’s science and mathematics students have been engaging in research activities funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Bridges to the Baccalaureate ProgramResearch Initiative for Minority Students (RIMS). They presented their research at the final seminar, held at QCC in the Medical Arts Building on May 10.

Students conducted research in areas that included Antifungal Activity of Chinese Herbal Extracts, Metal Contamination in Dandelion Supplements, Effects of Graphine Oxide on Escherichia coli and the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum in New York City.

The student researchers were mentored by distinguished faculty mentors in the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology at Queensborough as well as by Dr. Francisco Villegas, Behavioral Sciences at York College and Dr. Sanjai Kumar, Biochemistry, Queens College.

In November of 2012, biology students Michael Wilkinson and Christian Rivoira presented their research at the national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) where they received the Cell Biology and Physiology Awards, respectively.

NIH Bridges Program

From left: Diane Marin, Student;  Trisha Griffith, Student; Evelyn Teran, Program Associate; Christian Rivoira, Student; Dr. Patricia Schneider, Director QCC-NIH Bridges Program; Dr. James Timbilla; Viviana Torres, Student; Michael Wilkinson, Student; Dr. Raji Subramaniam, Seminar Coordinator; Dr. Mohammad Javdan; Paola Lozada, Student; Dr. Francisco Villegas, Behavioral Sciences at York College; Dr. Urzula Golebiewska; Dr. Regina Sullivan; Cynthia Webster, Student