Prof. Seto’s Profile

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Prof. Seto
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Biological Sciences
Office
P410
Academic interests

Neuroimmunological modulation in Psychiatric disorders, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Urban Ecology

Bio

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. As an undergraduate researcher, I performed physiological ecology field and lab studies on the Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). I performed research in Psychology on the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in a Rat model using pharmacological means.

I received my Ph.D. from Cornell University-Weill Medical College in New York City where I performed research in Molecular Neurosciences in the Department of Pharmacology. I subsequently joined the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine as a Postdoctoral fellow where I took part in Systems Biology, Bioinformatics and Viral Immunology research.

I collaborated at Mount Sinai in the Department of Psychiatry as an Adjunct Assistant Professor where I continued my studies on the Immune modulation of the Nervous system in Psychiatric diseases.

My research projects at City Tech involve collaborations between members of the Biology, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering Technology. These studies focus on Urban Ecology and examine the interface of human populations and their effects on the local flora and fauna. This research particularly focuses on the invasive rodent pest species that are so abundant in our city.

Work Phone
718 260 5078
Email address
Google Scholar
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My Courses

HMGT 4702 Hospitality Services Marketing Management

HMGT 4702 Hospitality Services Marketing Management

Hospitality Services Markaeting Management

Bio1101 General Biology I

Bio1101 General Biology I

Biology 1101 is an introductory Biology course. It focuses on the fundamental principles of biology, including taxonomy, structure, reproduction, heredity, development and evolution. Since Biology is governed by Chemistry, a large emphasis will be placed on basic Chemistry early in the course. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will become conversant on the following topics: 1. The Scientific Method and general scientific inquiry 2. General Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 3. Biochemical make-up of organisms (specifically Biological Macromolecules) 4. Organization of cells and classification of organisms based on cellular complexity and organization 5. Energy, energy production and utilization 6. Reproduction 7. Inheritance 8. Molecular Biology (DNA, gene function, gene regulation) 9. Biotechnology and Genomics The Laboratory associated with this course is meant to reinforce the concepts learned in the lecture and to provide hands-on experience in scientific inquiry and exploration. From the laboratory component, we will better understand data acquisition and data analysis. Most importantly, communication of the findings in the lab will demonstrate the full understanding of learned concepts.

CHEM-1110 LAB

CHEM-1110 LAB

This laboratory course is a co-requisite for General Chemistry – 1110. One three hour laboratory meeting per week and a total of 15 meetings per semester.

Open Educational Resources: ARCH1121- History of World Architecture to 1900

Open Educational Resources: ARCH1121- History of World Architecture to 1900

This historical survey of architecture covers the period from early civilizations to the arrival of the Industrial Revolution. Architecture is understood as an expression of the culture and life of a society, and each class session considers architectures from around the world within their social, historical, and spatial contexts. While the history of Western architecture is covered from the Egyptian to the Enlightenment, a special focus is directed to the architectures of the Far East, South Asia, Africa, pre-Columbian Latin America, the Islamic World, and elsewhere to provide a comprehensive overview of the richness and diversity of architecture as a cultural artifact.

HIST 1103 OER

HIST 1103 OER

This course is a chronological and thematic introduction to the history of Western interactions with the wider world from the late 1800s to the present, emphasizing the following events: the rise of nationalism in Europe and the race for empire in the late 19th century, the First World War, the interwar years, the Second World War, the Cold War, the post-Cold War world and the effects of globalization. It explores how the United State engaged with the Soviet Union via proxy wars and spheres of influence via third parties in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. It shows students the cultural, social and political background and implications of this important period in history.

My Projects

DNA Barcodes

DNA Barcodes

Catalog of DNA Barcodes

School of Arts & Sciences News

School of Arts & Sciences News

This is the site maintained by the School of Arts & Sciences Grants and Research Committee.

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!

College Council Technology Committee

College Council Technology Committee

“This committee shall be responsible for making recommendations to the college administration regarding instructional, academic, and administrative technology throughout the college. It is also responsible for evaluation of current technological infrastructure of the college. Other college-wide committees with a primary focus on technology will maintain an active relationship with and provide resource personnel to the technology committee. To further this goal, the technology committee shall be represented on all college-wide committees dealing with instructional, academic, and administrative technology. Each academic year it shall produce an evaluative report on at least one important area of its purview.” -Article V, D.14 of the NYCCT College Governance Plan

OER Fellowship

OER Fellowship

This is a collaborative space for faculty in the Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellowship, and anyone interested in OERs and open pedagogy.

My Clubs

Minority Association of Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Students (M.A.P.S.) Club

Minority Association of Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Students (M.A.P.S.) Club

What is MAPS? -The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students -Network of pre-med and pre-health students and chapters nationwide. What is the purpose of MAPS? -To provide underrepresented pre-med students with knowledge, skills, and experience that are both prerequisite and concomitant to professional participation in health care fields. -To improve minority matriculation into all professional health related programs, with an emphasis on medicine. -To foster support and serve as a resource for current and future students interested in health care. Whether you are interested in a career as a physician, physician assistant, dentist, veterinarian, physical therapist, or are seeking a health care related graduate degree, you will receive information and support from the newly created Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) Chapter. For more information about the SNMA or becoming a MAPS member, please contact MAPS club officials by sending an email that includes your name and a contact number to CITYTECHMAPS@SNMA.ORG You may also contact club advisor Dr. Seto at Jseto@citytech.cuny.edu.