Laura H. Twersky, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

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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)

Additional Information

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)