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Michelle Marie Esposito

Doctoral Lecturer/ Scientist/ Criminologist


Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, CUNY Graduate Center

M.A. in Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Georgian Court University

M. Phil. in Molecular Biological Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center

M. A. in Biological Sciences, CUNY Hunter College

M. S. Ed. in Adolescent Education in Biology, CUNY College of Staten Island

Scholarship and Publications
  • Esposito, M. M. *, Turku, S., Lehrfield, L.*, & Shoman, A. (2023). The Impact of Human Activities on Zoonotic Infection Transmissions. Animals13(10), 1646.
  • Esposito, M. M. *, Patsakos, S.*, & Borruso, L.* (2023). The Role of the Mycobiome in Women’s Health. Journal of Fungi9(3), 348.
  • Esposito, M. M.*, & Turku, S.* (2023). The Use of Natural Methods to Control Foodborne Biofilms. Pathogens, 12(1), 45-63.
  • Esposito, A.*, Esposito, M. M.*, & Ptashnik, A. (2022). Phylogenetic Diversity of Animal Oral and Gastrointestinal Viromes Useful in Surveillance of Zoonoses. Microorganisms, 10(9), 1815-1834.
  • Diotti, R.*, Esposito, M.*, & Shen, C. H. (2021). Telomeric and Sub-Telomeric Structure and Implications in Fungal Opportunistic Pathogens. Microorganisms9(7), 1405-1424.
  • Esposito, M. and King, A. (2021) New York City: COVID-19 Quarantine and Crime. Journal of Criminal Psychology. 11 (3), 203-221.
  • Esposito, M., Sherr, G. L., Esposito, A., Kaluski, G., Ellington, F., & Shen, C. H. (2020). Accumulation of unacetylatable Snf2p at the INO1 promoter is detrimental to remodeler recycling supply for CUP1 induction. PloS one15(3), e0230572.
  • Esposito, M. M.*, & Sherr, G. L.* (2019). Epigenetic Modifications in Alzheimer's Neuropathology and Therapeutics. Frontiers in neuroscience, 13, 476.
  • Esposito, M. M. (2016). The Implications of Chromatin Remodelers' Acetylation in INO1 Activation. Academic Works.
  • Esposito, M.*, Konarzewska, P.*, Shen, C.-H. (2012). INO1 induction requires chromatin remodelers Ino80p and Snf2p but not the histone acetylases. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 418(3), 483-488.
  • Esposito, M.*, Konarzewska, P.*, Odeyale, O., and Shen, C.-H. (2009). Gene-wide histone acetylation at the yeast INO1 promoter requires the transcriptional activator Ino2p. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 391(2), 1285-90.
  • Xing, C., Liu, T., Zheng, J., Ng, J., Esposito, M., & Hu, Q. (2009). Rh(I)/diene-catalyzed addition reactions of aryl/alkenylboronic acids with aldehydes. Tetrahedron Letters: International Organ for the Rapid Publication of Preliminary Communications in Organic Chemistry, 50(35), 4953-4957.
  • * denotes co-first authors

Research interests/specialties include Molecular Genetics, Medical Microbiology, and Environmental Science, as well as Criminal Justice and Human Rights.

Research Collaborations include work with NJCU, Wagner College, and Georgian Court University.

The LSAMP (NYC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) research program is an NSF grant funded program dedicated to encouraging and increasing women and underrepresented minority student participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) research. 

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry Lecture
  • Virology Lecture
  • Molecular Foundations Cell Function Lecture (General Bio/Anatomy/Physiology)
  • Principles of Biology Lecture
  • General Biology Part I Laboratory
  • General Biology Part II Lecture
  • Genetics Lecture
  • Genetics Laboratory
  • Microbiology Lecture
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Molecular Biology Lecture
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Clinical Nursing Microbiology Lecture
  • Clinical Nursing Microbiology Laboratory
  • Cell Biology Laboratory
  • Graduate Molecular Genetics Lecture
  • Graduate Molecular Genetics Laboratory
  • Macaulay Honors Science and Technology Seminar Lecture
  • Introduction to STEM (LSAMP) Seminar
  • Online Microbiology Lecture and Online Microbiology Laboratory
  • Online Advanced Ecological Microbiology Lecture and Laboratory
  • Advanced (Environmental/Ecological) Microbiology Lecture
  • Advanced (Environmental/Ecological) Microbiology Laboratory
  • Medical Microbiology Lecture
  • Medical Microbiology Laboratory
Doctoral Lecturer/ Scientist/ Criminologist Michelle Marie Esposito

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