The faculty of the MLS Program are pleased to speak with students who may be interested in joining our program. If you are a current Hunter College student, transferring from within CUNY or another university in the U.S. or elsewhere, feel free to contact us by email.
Steven Einheber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chair
Professional Interests: Neuron-glial cell interactions that regulate myelin sheath formation and factors that contribute to myelin loss in neurological diseases. Studies utilize genetically engineered mouse lines, myelinating cultures and various biochemical, molecular and immunocytochemical techniques.
Chad Euler, Ph.D
Professional Interests: Examining the role that bacteriophage play in modulating gram positive bacterial pathogenesis and survival. Designing novel antibiotics based on bacteriophage enzymes, termed “lysins”. Investigating group A streptococci as a cause of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatic fever.
Dean Johnston, Ph.D.
Professor, Student Advisor
Professional Interests: Cancer immunology and immunotherapy, specifically applied to malignant melanoma, with the goal of development of effective "cancer vaccines". Approaches include a murine model for malignant melanoma to study boosting effective immune responses.
Hongxing Li, MD, MS
Senior College Laboratory Technician
Professional Interests: Biological techniques in areas of protein biochemistry, molecular biology and cell culture. Develop and/or modify protocols for techniques used in medical and biological research.
Regina Linder, Ph.D.
Professional Interests: The role of cytotoxic products of pathogenic bacteria in the infections they produce, especially, the participation of cholesterol oxidase in tissue damage by Rhodococcus equi, a rare AIDS opportunist; biomedical education.
Muktar Mahajan, Ph.D.
Professional Interests: Study of the role of co-activators and nuclear hormone receptors in health and disease.
Chief College Laboratory Technician
Robert Raffaniello, Ph.D.
Professional Interests: Examining the molecular mechanisms involved with secretion, including the role of small GTP-binding proteins and signal transduction pathways in exocytosis. Laboratory also studying the relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer in patients at inner city hospitals in New York City. These studies include genotyping H. pylori strains in patient samples, analysis of various host factors and relating this information to the occurrence of precancerous changes in the gastric mucosa.