Laura H. Twersky,
Professor of Biology
About Dr. Twersky
Professor of Biology. Research interests include areas of cell and developmental biology such as the cytoskeleton and morphogenesis, dietary factors and anti-angiogenesis, and effects of environmental endocrine disruptors.
Postdoctoral work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Career & Accomplishments
•Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology, New York University
•M.S. Biology, New York University
•B.A. Biology, Barnard College
•Graduation, Bronx High School of Science
Example Publications and Presentations
Publications in Cell and Developmental Biology
Thottumari, L., Mortellaro, C., Verile, M. and L. Twersky (2019). The effects of bisphenol A and its alternatives, individually and in combination, on larval development of Xenopus laevis (clawed frog). In Vivo 40(2): 26-39.
Presentations at Conferences
Verile, M., Mortellaro, C. and L. Twersky (2019). Can Tualang or Manuka honey prevent the rate of development changes and malformations seen after bisphenol A exposure in Xenopus laevis (clawed frog) and Rana pipiens (leopard frog)?
Annual conference of the American Society for Cell Biology, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2019. Published in Molecular Biology of the Cell 30(26) https://doi.org/10.1091/mbc.E19-11-0617
Installation of our Rho Nu chapter of TriBeta
Co-advisor Rho Nu chapter of the TriBeta Biological Honor Society
Restarted our environmental club, Students Against Violating the earth (S.A.V.E.) – former advisor; Member of Sustainability Committee
Committee work included Faculty Senate representative (also currently), Academic Standards, Faculty Development, Honors
Professional societies include the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB)