Davida Smyth’s Profile

Faculty
active 1 year, 9 months ago
Davida Smyth
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Biological Sciences
Office Location
P410
Academic interests

Microbiology

Bio

Dr Smyth is a new professor of Biology here at City Tech where she teaches Bio 1 lab and Microbiology Lecture and lab. She did her Bachelors and PhD, both in microbiology at the University of Dublin, Trinity College in Ireland. She did her postdoctoral training at New York Medical College, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and New York University. She currently has Research Scientist Status in the Novick Lab at NYU. She has been an Instructor of Microbiology at Yeshiva University. Her research interests are in animal-associated Staphylococcus aureus, and the role of mobile DNA, biofilm production and antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcal evolution.

Work Phone
718.260.4984
Email address
Twitter
Skype
davida.smyth2

My Courses

Microbiology 3302 Lab

Microbiology 3302 Lab

Course that teaches the fundamentals of microbiology from basic staining and culturing to the microbiology of the body and it’s systems.

ENG1101 D386

ENG1101 D386

This is a course in College Composition, in a Learning Community with ADGA.

Microbiology 3302 Lecture

Microbiology 3302 Lecture

The study of microorganisms

Biology 1101

Biology 1101

Introduction to Biology

My Projects

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Realizing the value of the research experience at the undergraduate level, this project is committed to fostering research opportunities for City Tech students. Faculty and students can use this project as a place to share announcements about research opportunities, as well as a place to offer information about the experiences students and faculty have had in their research endeavors. A handbook on effective mentoring, developed by the Undergraduate Research Committee, is currently available for download.

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

CUNY Service Corps

CUNY Service Corps

The CUNY Service Corps will mobilize CUNY students, faculty and staff to work on projects that improve the short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability of New York City and of its residents and communities. The program’s goals are three-fold: for students to make a meaningful difference through service while gaining valuable real-world work experience, earning a wage, and where appropriate, receiving college credit; for faculty members and staff, through their work with students in the program, to have additional opportunities to apply their expertise to addressing many of the city’s key challenges; and for residents, communities, and project sponsors to realize concrete benefits as a result of CUNY Service Corps projects.

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

HOSPITALITY GARDEN

HOSPITALITY GARDEN

The Garden is a project that teaches students and faculty about the excitement and nuance of growing flowers and vegetables for the Culinary and Pastry labs at NYC College of Technology. We encourage involvement and volunteers from all departments at the college.

My Clubs

NSF-LSAMP

NSF-LSAMP

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). LSAMP or AMP aims to increase the percentage of CUNY students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors who conduct faculty mentored research prior to graduating or entering industry. Participants of LSAMP receive a stipends up to $4000. The funding is great, but the research experience (locally and abroad) and recommendation letters that participants receive are greater.

BioMedical Informatics Student Club

BioMedical Informatics Student Club

The Biomedical Informatics (BIB) Student club exists to advocate, provide support and services to fellow Biomedical Informatics undergraduate students here at New York City College of Technology. We aim to assist students in gaining opportunities and discovering information that is relevant and beneficial towards the degree requirement of the program. Through the expansion of knowledge, workshops, field trips and invited speakers, we hope to give students the option to network and attain skills required for classes including the internship. This is a student-run club which is advised by faculty members, Professor Eugenia Giannopoulou and Professor Mai Zahran.