Our People


Dong Zhang
Expertise: Biomedical Sciences

Dong Zhang teaches medical biochemistry and specializes in cancer biology, cell biology, and molecular biology. His research focuses on DNA damage checkpoint and repair…read more


Bhuma Krishnamachari
Expertise: Epidemiology, Cancer Genetics

An epidemiologist and genetic counselor with a focus on oncology, Bhuma Krishnamachari, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Illinois…read more


Maria M. Plummer
Expertise: Pathology

Maria Plummer is a board certified pathologist who teaches extensively at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also involved in teaching Physician Assistants…read more


Haotian Zhao
Expertise: Cancer Biology, Developmental Biology

Haotian Zhao, Ph.D., holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in medicine from China Medical University, as well as a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology…read more


Claude E. Gagna
Expertise: Molecular Biology, Anatomical Sciences, DNA Nanotechnology

Claude Gagna is a Professor in the Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences (i.e., biology), holding a central position (i.e., Course Director) as a senior educator…read more


Bryan Gibb
Expertise: Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology

Bryan Gibb completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in the laboratory of Gregory D. Van Duyne and studied the molecular mechanisms of DNA…read more


Niharika Nath
Expertise: Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology

Niharika Nath specializes in research on cancer biology and prevention. She focuses on the regulation of signaling molecules relevant to cellular processes…read more


Azhar Ilyas
Expertise: Biomedical Engineering, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology

Azhar Ilyas is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. Prior to joining New York Tech, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Texas A&M…read more