Michael J. Hanophy, Ph.D.

Michael J. Hanophy, Ph.D.

Professor

Biology BK LI

Contact

SJC Brooklyn

  • 718.940.5840
  • Tuohy Hall, Room L1-108

SJC Long Island

  • 631.687.1460
  • O'Connor Hall, Room N231

Education

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, St. John's University, 1993

M.Phil., Biological Sciences, St. John's University, 1991

M.S., Biological Sciences, St. John's University, 1984

B.S., Biology, Fairfield University, 1982

Bio

Michael Hanophy joined the faculty in 1999. Prior to coming to St. Joseph’s College, he had taught biology in high school and at the College of New Rochelle. At SJC, he served for five years as chair of the SJC Curriculum Committee, and for five years as chair of the Faculty Interests Council. He currently serves as Interim Executive Dean of the Brooklyn campus.

Dr. Hanophy was elected a Fellow of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) in 2005, having served on the organization’s Board of Directors, as Association Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee from 2007 to 2013 and as editor of the association’s professional journal, The Science Teachers Bulletin, from 2013 to 2018.  He is also a member of the Center for the History of Microbiology/ Archives Committee of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and secretary of the Northeastern Microbiologists: Physiology, Ecology, and Taxonomy (NEMPET).

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Dr. Hanophy’s scholarly interests include antibiotic production and resistance, biofilm biology, and the history of microbiology. He has also published and given presentations in the area of biology and microbiology education.

Select Publications

Lhamo, Y. and M.J. Hanophy. 2018. “Measuring the Effects of Essential Oils on Biofilm Formation in Streptococcus mutans.” Poster presented at the 35th annual meeting of NEMPET (North Eastern Microbiologists – Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy), Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

Malik, Y. and M.J. Hanophy. 2018. “The Growth of Bacteria on Cutting Boards Impregnated with Antimicrobial Agents.” Poster presented at the 35th annual meeting of NEMPET (North Eastern Microbiologists – Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy), Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

Hanophy, M.J. 2018. “Antisepsis and the First World War” (2018 History of Microbiology Symposium). Invited presentation as part of symposium titled “Science and the Great War: How World War I Shaped Microbiology” (D. Eveleigh and M. J. Hanophy, co-conveners) at the 118th Annual Conference of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM Microbe 2018), Atlanta, GA.

Hanophy, M.J. 2017. "The Origins of Microbiology Education in the United States: Brooklyn’s Hoagland Laboratory." Poster presented at the 117th Annual Conference of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM Microbe 2017), New Orleans, LA.

Rosario, J. and M.J. Hanophy. 2016. "Effect of Intense Pulsed Light on Growth and Biofilm formation in Streptococcus pyogenes." Poster presented at the 33rd annual meeting of NEMPET (North Eastern Microbiologists – Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy), Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

Hanophy, M.J. 2016. "Alexander Fleming and the Beginnings of Biofilm Research (2016 History of Microbiology Lecture)." Symposium presented at the 116th Annual Conference of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM Microbe 2016), Boston, MA.