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Full-Time Faculty

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.


MahajanShahana Mahajan, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor


EinheberSteven Einheber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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.
Assistant Professor 
Laboratory Research


Eugene Gobern, MS, BS

Senior College Laboratory Technician

Professional Interests: Medical Microbiology with primary focu in Clinical Bacteriology; A strong proficiency in Diagnostic Microbiology which involves automated and manual procedures in identifying and testing susceptibility patterns of clinical pathogens


JohnstonDean Johnston, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

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.


LiHongxing Li, MD, MS
Chief 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.

LinderRegina Linder, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita

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.
Doctoral Lecturer
Professional Interests: Study of the role of co-activators and nuclear hormone receptors in health and disease.


RaffanielloRobert Raffaniello, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

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.

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MLS offers an Advanced Certificate in Cytotechnology in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). The application deadline for Fall 2024 admission has been extended to May 1st, 2024. For application details, please visit Hunter College's Graduate Admissions here.  

The Fall 2024 application deadline for the Masters in Biomedical Laboratory Management (BLM) is April 15th, 2024. Non-degree options are also available. For application details, please visit Hunter College's Graduate Admissions at

The Fall 2024 application for the Advanced Certificate in Medical Technology (AC) has a deadline of March 1st, 2024.