L A U R E N   A.   E S P O S I T O


Graduate Research Assistant, Dennehy Laboratory,
Queens NY 2014 – Present

Student Aide, Workers Health Protection Program,
Queens NY 2013 – Present

  • Enter data into databases and forms
  • Draft correspondence to patients and doctors
  • Literature searches for work sites and Principal Investigator

Social Media Strategist, New York Metropolitan Chapter of AWIS, New York, NY 2013 – 2014

  • Administer Facebook page for NY chapter of AWIS
  • Administer Twitter account

Undergraduate Researcher, Dennehy Laboratory,
Queens NY 2011 – 2014

  • Created a cost-effective, high throughput identification assay for mycobacteriophages based on unique genome regions
  • Identified and characterized novel bacteriophages of Mycobacterium and Arthrobacter
  • Assessed codon bias of mycobacteriophages and their hosts
  • Trained and supervised new undergraduates working with M. smegmatis and M. bovis

Fundraiser, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
New York, NY 2009 – Present

  • Team Captain for the annual Light the Night Walk
  • Led 2010 fifth highest earning team in New York City
  • Raised over $60,000 to date

Teaching Assistant, Ms. Newman’s English Tutorial Program,
Queens NY 2009 – 2013

  • Tutored children aged 7 to 14, in English, Language Arts, and test preparation
  • Assisted the teacher with classroom management and organization paperwork

Head of Ethics and Standards, Vice President of New Member Education and Alumnae Communications, Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Queens NY 2009 – 2013

  • Ensured each sister followed the codes of conduct and judged infractions
  • Trained groups of ~20 potential sisters and set up their new member plans
  • Wrote and distributed newsletters and organized reunions


The City University of New York Queens College,
Queens NY (Expected) 2016

Master of Science in Biology; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCD) subprogram

The City University of New York Queens College,
Queens NY 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Anthropology

St. Francis Preparatory School, Fresh Meadows NY 2009

Advanced Regents Diploma


  • Esposito L., Gupta S., Prasad A., Dennehy J.J. Insight into the Host Range of Mycobacteriophages through Codon Usage Bias. Queens College Undergraduate Science Research Day. 2013 October 8; Queens, NY
  • Esposito L., Gupta S., Sooknauth T., Mordukhaev L., Ford B.E., Dennehy J.J. Cost Effective High-Throughput Identification of Mycobacteriophages for Large-Scale Comparative Genomic Studies. Evolution 2013. 2013 June 21-25; Snowbird, UT
  • Espositio L., Gupta S., Mordukhaev L., Ford B.E. & Dennehy, J.J. Methods for Identifying Unknown Mycobacteriophages. 2013. Honorable Recognition at the 5th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and presented at the 27th Annual Sigma Xi Queens College Chapter Research Session, Flushing, NY
  • Esposito L., Mordukhaev L. & Dennehy J.J. 2012. Identifying mycobacteriophages: DNA primer design for phage clusters. 4th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research at Weber State University, Ogden, UT



  • Feigelson Award in Biology for outstanding achievements in research 2014
  • Junior Honors in Anthropology 2012
  • Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship 2009


  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS) 2013 – Present
  • American Society of Naturalists (ASN) 2013 – Present
  • Anthropology Society of Queens College 2010 – Present
  • Sigma Delta Tau Sorority 2009 – Present

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Lauren A. Esposito