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Biology Faculty Receives Teacher of the Year Award

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Maryam Bamshad-Alavi was the recipient of the Lehman College 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year Award. She received her award at the Spring 2016 Commencement.

Study Led by Biology Professor Finds Mislabeling of Popular Dietary Supplement

Research led by Professor Edward Kennelly (Biological Sciences) has found that a surprising number of black cohosh supplements sold in the United States did not contain any extract of the black cohosh plant. Black cohosh is the eighth most popular botanical dietary supplement in the nation and is used by millions of women to treat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

Far From the Fields of the Midwest, The Bronx Harvests its Corn Crop

While most of the corn being harvested this fall in the U.S. is on its way to the mill or the market, the crop grown in New York City's Lehman College is headed in another direction: the research lab. A team of scientists is studying the corn to find ways to increase the Vitamin A content in cereal crops for the world's population

Herring Find Their Way Back to the Bronx—with a Little Help

Dr. Joseph Rachlin and his Laboratory for Marine and Estuarine Research (LaMER) team assembled with other biologists and community groups March 21 at the Bronx Zoo to release 201 alewife herring into the Bronx River.