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Faculty | Professor

James E. Corrigan

Contact Information

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.5294
Room 4318


BS, St. Francis College
MS, Long Island University
Ph.D., New York University

Dr. Corrigan has taught biology and chemistry courses at St. Francis College, Long Island University and Borough of Manhattan Community College including: General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, medical Microbiology, Invertebrate Zoology, Ecology, Botany, Biological Instrumentation and Oceanography.For almost 40 years, he has conducted research studies in the Gowanus Canal, at Gateway National Recreation Area (Plum Beach, Canarsie, Great Kills) and New York Harbor. Dr. Corrigan's research work focuses on the field of marine microbiology, with emphasis on ectocrine (extracellular) organic compounds and biotoxins (saxitoxin, gonyautoxin and domoic acid) produced by marine algae (phtyoplankton) and marine bacteria and their interaction in the ecosystem. He has mentored 42 undergraduate students at St. Francis College presenting their work at Eastern College Science Conferences, as well as at the Hudson River Foundation. He has also mentored 26 students on their master's dissertations at Long Island University whose work was conducted in cooperation with St. Francis Labs. He served six years in the U.S. Army (Infantry branch) and received extensive military education and training in chemical, biological and nuclear warfare. Dr. Corrigan also provided his expertise in warfare and terrorism to the New York City Office of Emergency Management. He regularly presents lectures on chemical and biological warfare and WMD (weapons of mass destruction) to various public and private groups as well as academic institutions. In the academic arena his lectures cover algal biochemistry and physiology, ectocrine substance from algae and algal toxins and their ecosystem interaction. He is the recipient of the St. Francis College Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award and a four time recipient of the Student Government Award as Outstanding Faculty Member. He has received a Mentorship Award from the Hudson River Foundation.

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Adjunct Professor

Alexander Braun

Dean of Sciences / Director, Pre-Health Professions Program

Dr. Allen Burdowski

Biology, Management & Information Technology
[email protected]

Office: 718.489.5324

Assistant Professor

Shamard Charles