Paul M. Arnaboldi, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at New York Medical College. He has over 20 years of experience in mucosal immunology, investigating immune mechanisms in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts that result in protective vs. tolerogenic immune responses, and has adapted this knowledge for the development of mucosal vaccines. Dr. Arnaboldi also has over 10 years of experience in the development of newer and more effective immune diagnostic assays for tick-transmitted disease, such as Lyme disease and babesiosis.
Chandra Shekhar Bakshi, DVM, Ph.D., is Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at New York Medical College. He is known nationally and internationally for his research on Francisella tularensis, a Tier 1 Category A biothreat agent. His research on the immunopathogenesis of Francisella tularensis has been funded through the NIH and other funding agencies. He has published several manuscripts in top-notch peer-reviewed journals. He serves as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Academic Editor for PLoS One journal. He also serves on NIH study sections. At New York Medical College, he is the Program Director for the Masters in Microbiology degree program.
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Pathology Microbiology and Immunology
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
Allen J. Dozor, MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health at New York Medical College. He was Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology, and Sleep Medicine, and Cystic Fibrosis Center Director for over 35 years, until 2021, when he was appointed a Lovelace Fellow, and also accepted the position of President of Boston Children’s Health Physicians (BCHP). BCHP is the New York and Connecticut branch of Boston Children’s Hospital and employs most of the Pediatric Faculty of NYMC based on its main campus, as well as a network of over 30 primary care practices. He continues his research, primarily focused on CF, Asthma, and the relationship between the environment and respiratory health, with over 125 peer-reviewed publications. He is also the Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley and Associate Physician-in-Chief of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
Chief of Neurology at New York Medical College and Director of Neurology at Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has over 20 years of experience in neurology and epilepsy clinical care and research. She came to NYMC/WMC after serving in several leadership roles at Mass General Brigham including as Vice Chair for Neurology Education at Brigham-Harvard Medical School. Under Dr. Milligan’s guidance, the Department of Neurology is achieving tremendous growth in clinical care, education and neuroscience research.
Tracey A. Milligan, MD, MS, FAAN, FAES, FANA
Professor and Chair of Neurology, New York Medical College
Director of Neurology, Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Program Director, Neurology Residency
Chioma M. Okeoma is a Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology at New York Medical College (NYMC) Valhalla, NY, and a fellow at Lovelace Biomedical Institute Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Okeoma’s vast expertise in cutting-edge research focuses on understanding the biology and functions of extracellular particles, including extracellular vesicles (EVs) and extracellular condensates (ECs). These particles are released from all cells in the body and play vital roles in intercellular communication. She studies how EVs and ECs regulate host responses to drug abuse, cancer, and viral infections such as HIV. She is also focused on developing tools to facilitate/aid research in the field of extracellular condensates.
For more information – PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Okeoma+cm.