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Dr. Robert S. Bressler, Undergraduate Chair of Biology Programs at Touro College, wears many hats. In addition to teaching several classes a semester as a biology and embryology professor, he’s also the advisor to the Lander College of Arts and Sciences–Flatbush Pre-professional Society, Health Science Society, and the Science Journal. We sat down to speak with him about his passion for anatomy, his unique career path, and his favorite part about teaching at LAS.
Each week in the Warsaw Ghetto, Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (1889-1943), known as the Aish Kodesh, delivered Divrei Torah to his followers and fellow citizens. Despite the mounting horrors, Rabbi Shapira urged his followers to remain steadfast in their faith and drew lessons of strength from the weekly Torah portion. Realizing that he might not survive, Rabbi Shapira gave the copies of his sermons to the Jewish historical society Oneg Shabbat, who buried it underground. Despite offers to spirit him out of the ghetto and later, a work camp, Rabbi Shapira refused and was killed with his followers in 1943.
A group of nine undergraduate students, under the leadership of Touro Biology Department Chair and Professor Milton Schiffenbauer and Biology Department Coordinator and Assistant Professor Helene Ver Eecke, presented their published research abstract, The Antiviral Effect of White Tea Polyphenol on May 20th at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Denver, CO.