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Faculty | Professor

Steven M. Lipson

Contact Information

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.5210
Room 4318


Virology/Immunology, Microbiology & Marine and Environmental Biology


BS, Long Island University
MS, Long Island University
Ph.D., New York University

Dr. Steven M. Lipson is the former Chief of Virology and former Assistant Director of Microbiology at the Nassau County Medical Center. He also served as the Director of Virology and Cellular Immunology at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health Care System. He, along with fellow St. Francis Professor Dr. Allen Burdowski, has achieved widespread acclaim for research into the curative powers of cranberries and grapes. They have shown that both cranberries and grape juice are effective in combating viral infections.

Lipson, S.M., R.E. Gordon, F. S. Ozen, L. Karthekeyan, G. Stotzky. 2011. Effect of
Cranberry and grape juices on tight junction function and structural integrity among
rotavirus-infected money kidney epithelial cell culture monolayers. Food Environ.
Virol. 3: 46-54

Lipson, S.M., R. S. Gordon, L. Karthikeyan, F. S. Ozen. 2012. Effect of pH on the antiviral
activity of comestible juices and proanthocyanidins utilizing a cell-free assay system.
Food and Environ. Virol. 4: 168-178.

Lipson, S.M., Ozen, F.S., Sullivan, G.L., Karthikleyan, L., Hyka, X., Bulut, O., Gordon, R.E.
2013. Flavonoid-associated direct loss of rotavirus antigen/antigen activity in cell-free
suspension. J. Med. Active Plants. 2: 10-24.

Media Appearances
Dr. Lipson has conducted numerous television, radio and newspaper interviews discussing the effectiveness of cranberries and grapes as antiviral, intestinal agents (Forbes, MSNBC, ABC, Washington Times, Daily News). He has also been interviewed several times by network and local Long Island television stations regarding Influenza outbreaks in the New York region.

Related Faculty

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

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