Charles F. Hummel, Ph.D.
Charles Hummel

Associate Professor
Department of Life Science Department

New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Phone: 516.686.3888
Office: Theobald Hall, room 425


Rockefeller University, NY Post Doctoral 1974
Fordham University, NY Ph.D. Chemistry 1973
Iona College, NY B.S. Chemistry 1967

Thesis: "The Reaction of Chlorosulfonyl Isocyanate with Conjugated Triene Systems" Dissertation Abstracts Inter. Vol. 34, 1973 #73-16018

Research and Professional Experience

  • New York Institute Of Technology
    • Chairperson, Life Sciences Department, School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Sciences, 1995 to 2009
    • Chairperson, Life Sciences, College of Arts and Science 9/09 to 9/12
    • Chemical Hygiene Officer for life Sciences 9/95 - 6/2004
    • Academic Senate, 2001-2008; 2011-2013
    • Admissions & Academic Standing - 2006 - 2010
    • Institutional Development Committee - 2001-2002
    • Curriculum Committee -2001-2007- 2010; 2012
    • Ellis College Ad-Hoc Committee -2003-2005
    • Library Committee 2011
    • Faculty Appeals Board 2001 - 2007
    • Chairperson, Master program in Clinical Nutrition 9/91 to 9/94
    • Tenured Associate Professor - Life Sciences 6/89 to date
    • Coordinator, BS/DO program 9/84 - 6/2010
    • Assistant Professor Life Sciences 9/83 - 6/89
  • Downstate Medical Center, SUNY
    Research Scientist 9/74 - 9/83
    • Synthesis of 3'bromoacetamidoarabinofuranosyluracil; 2'-bromoacetamidoarabinofuranosyl uracil and 3"-bromoacetamidouridine
    • A study of the kinetics of reaction of Ribonuclease A with bromoacetamidopentafuranosyluracil s
    • The synthesis and spectral properties of p-arsononitropheny- Amino acids and proteins
    • The determination of the ionization constants of p-arsono-nitrophenyl amino acids and proteins using a spectrophotometric method
    • Investigation of the calcification processes in the long bones of human and bovine fetal calves
    • Introductory courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry for the SUNY school of Nursing and the College of Health Related Professions
  • Hofstra University
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor 9/78 - 6/79
    • Evening Lecture course in Organic Chemistry
  • Hunter College, CUNY
    • Adjunct lecturer 6/75 - 8/74
    • Summer Lecture Course in Organic Chemistry
  • Rockefeller University
    • Research associate 7/73 - 6/74
    • A study of the reaction of oxycarbenes generated via the thermal and photochemical decomposition of lactone tosylhydrazones prepared via the orthoesters
  • Purchase College, SUNY
    • Adjunct Instructor 9/72 - 6/73
    • Introductory Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Sciences laboratory taught using the Keller Self-Paced System


  • Student Awardee, Eastern Analytical Symposium 1965
  • Iona College Chemical Society Alumni Award 1967
  • Iona College Chemistry Award 1967
  • Assistantship - Fordham University 1967
  • NDEA Title IV Vacated Fellowship 1970
    • Professor of the Year Award at NYIT sponsored by "The Council for Advancement and Support of Education." 1987
  • Honorary membership in Nu Upsilon Tau - NYIT 1999
  • EMT member of the year - Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps 2001
    • Educator of the Year - New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association 2004
    • Recognition Award for Professional Contribution to the School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Sciences 2004
  • Standard of Excellence Award for Undergraduate Teaching - School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Science - NYIT 2008


I have taught lecture and laboratory sections in General Chemistry I and II; Organic Chemistry I and II; Bioorganic Chemistry; Applied Chemistry; Environmental Science; Humanity and Biological Universe and Foundations of Scientific Inquiry.

Research Focus

My major focus is a study of amino acid identification using Chromatographic methods especially HPLC. The purpose is to determine eventually the amino acid content of human bones in an effort to determine the age of the bone.

Another project is to study the synthesis of nucleosides as potential agents for enzyme studies and kinetics of inactivation.


  • 1,6-Cycloaddition of Chlorosulfonyl Isocyanate to Cycloheptatriene-E.J. Moriconi, J.F.Kelly and C.F. Hummel Tetrahedron Lett. 5325 (1969)
  • The Reaction of Chlorosulfonyl Isocyanate with Triene Systems-- E.J. Moriconi, C.F. Hummel, J. Org. Chem. 41, 3583 (1976)
  • Modification of Bovine Pancreatic Ribonuclease A with the Site Specific Reagent 4-Arsono-2- Nitroflourobenzene. Spectrophotometric Titration of Arsononitrophenyl Ribonuclease A derivatives. C.F. Hummel, B. Gerber, A. Babich, M. Avitable, R.P. Carty. Biochemistry 20, 4843-4852(1981).
  • The Role of Nucleoside, Triphosphate Pyrophosphohydrolase in In Vitro Nucleoside Triphosphate-dependent Matrix Vesicles Calcification. S. Siegel, C.F. Hummel, R.P. Carty. J. Biol.Chem., 208, 8601-8607 (1983)
  • Reaction of Azide Ion with 1-(2,3-Anhydrolyxofuranosyl)Uracil. Isolation of 1-(2-amino-3-deoxy- - D-xylofuranosyl)uracil and 1-(3-amino-3-deoxy- -D-Arabinofuranosyl)uracil. C.F. Hummel, R.P. Carty Nucleosides and Nucleotides, 2(3)249-255 (1983).
  • Chemical Modifications of Ribonuclease A with 4-Arsono-3-nitrofluorobenzene. C.F. Hummel, B. Gerber, R.P.Carty. International Journal of Peptide and Protein Research 24, 1-13 (1984).
  • The Role of Matrix-Vesicle Enzymes in Primary Osteoarthritis.T.A. Einhorn, S.L.Gordon, C.F. Hummel, R.P.Carty--Paper given at the 30th Annual ORS, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 7, 8, 9, 1984.
  • Identification of a Critical Interaction that Determines Productive Substrate Binding to Pancreatic Ribonuclease A, R.P.Carty, C.F. Hummel, M.R. Pincus. American Chemical Society meeting- August 26-31, 1984 Abstract #96.
  • Matrix Vesicle Enzyme in Human Osteoarthritis. T.A. Einhorn, S..L. Gordon, S.A. Siegel, C.F. Hummel, M.A. Avitable, and R.P.Carty. Journal of Orthopedic Res. 3:160-169 (1985).
  • The Reaction of Bromacetamidonucleoside Affinity Labels with Ribonuclease A: Evidence for Steric Control of Reaction Specificity and Alkylation Rate. C.F. Hummel, M.R. Pincus, P. Brandt-Rauf, G. Frei, R.P. Carty. Biochemistry, 26, 135-146 (1987).
  • Enthalpic and Entrophic Determinants for the Specificity of Alkylation of the Histidne-12 Residue of Ribonuclease A by Four Bromoacetamido Nucleoside Affinity Labels and Bromoacetamide. M.R. Pincus, C.F. Hummel, P. Brand-Rauf, R.P. Carty. Inter. J. Peptide Protein Res. 36, 56-66 (1990).
  • Manual of Science: The Process and Communication. by W. Muller, W. Heston, C. Hummel, J. Ringen, S. Turkel, P. Veeravagu, Wavecrest Communication, N..Y. 1990.
  • Medical College Admissions Test 1993 - 1996. Preparing exam Questions for the MCAT exam in areas of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.
  • Review of "Human Biology" by Silva Madder - 1998.
  • Review of "Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues" by M. Johnson for Pearson Education, 1999
  • Review of "Chemistry - A Materials Approach for Engineers" by M.J. Shulz for Benjamin Cummings, 2000.
  • Laboratory Manuals for the following NYIT courses:
    1. Applied Chemistry Chem.105
    2. Organic Chemistry I Chem. 210
    3. Organic Chemistry II Chem. 250
    4. Bioorganic Chemistry Chem. 215
  • Rising Leukemia Rates in Thailand: The Possible Role of Benzene and Related Compounds in Cigarette Smoke.E. Mitacek, K.D. Brunnnemann, A. Polednak, T. Limsila, K. Bhothisuwan, C. Hummel. Oncology Reports 9, 1399 -1403 (2002).
  • "Selected Exercises for the Biochemistry Laboratory " by Eugene Mitacek and Charles Hummel, International Group, Inc. 2003
  • Genotoxic Assessment Linking Cigarette Smoke to an Increased Risk of Leukemia. K.D. Brunnemann. E.J. Mitacek, M. Suttajit, T, Limsila, K, Bhothisuwan, C. F. Hummel, W. Panlob. Journal of Science and Technology Mahasarakham University, Vol. 24, (4), 64 - 74 (2005)

Professional Societies

Phi Lambda Upsilon
American Chemical Society
New York Academy of Science
American Red Cross CPR, First Aid instructor

New York State Emergency Medical Technician
Certified Laboratory Instructor
Certified Instructor Coordinator

Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps Parliamentarian 1980 - 2012
Training Officer 1981,1982, 1986 - 2012
President 1984-1985; 1997 - 1998
Chairperson, Board of Directors, GVAC 2005-2012

New York State Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association
Director, District 4: 1994 - 2012
Chairperson, Education and Training Committee 1995-2011
Chairperson, Drill Rules Committee 1997 - 2008

West Queen Emergency Medical Training Institute
Administrator 2001 - 2008

American Safety and Health Institute
Instructor and Instructor Trainer - CPR, First Aid, First Responder

New York City Regional Emergency Medical Services Council
Training and Education Committee - 2002 - to date
At-Large member of Regional Council 2007 - to date

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