Prof. Seto’s Profile

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Prof. Seto
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Biological Sciences
Office Location
A501
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

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.

HMGT 4702 Hospitality Services Marketing Management

HMGT 4702 Hospitality Services Marketing Management

Hospitality Services Markaeting Management

BIO3620 Molecular & Cell Biology, FA2014

BIO3620 Molecular & Cell Biology, FA2014

All Things Molecular, Cellular and Biological

BIO2311 Anatomy & Physiology I, Fall 2016

BIO2311 Anatomy & Physiology I, Fall 2016

This is the first part of a two semester course. It covers the anatomy and physiology of the cell, tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems of the human body. This course includes Lab, where concepts and theories presented in Lecture will be applied.

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.

My Projects

CHEM 1210 Lab

CHEM 1210 Lab

General Chemistry 2 Lab- This laboratory course is a co-requisite for General Chemistry 1210 Lecture. One three hour laboratory meeting per week and a total of 15 meetings per semester.

DNA Barcodes

DNA Barcodes

Catalog of DNA Barcodes

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.

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Student-Ready College Committee

Student-Ready College Committee

As a committee we are working on enhancing our new student orientation process. We are assessing and enhancing all steps from the moment a student is accepted into the college to their first year experience.

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 that provides a network of pre-med and pre-health students and chapters nationwide. What is the purpose of MAPS? -To provide underrepresented pre-mhealth 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. 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.