Anna K.Yeung-Cheung, Ph.D.
Professor Anna Yeung-Cheung has been teaching at Manhattanville College since 2002. She received her B.S. from National Taiwan University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Prior to her teaching career at Manhattanville, she had worked as a research scientist in the Virology and Serology Lab of the SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn for five years. She was also the Serology Lab manager at Antech Diagnostics, a lab that works with veterinary hospitals.
She decided to go into teaching after she realized how much she enjoyed tutoring students in her free time. At Manhattanville, Professor Yeung-Cheung teaches a variety of classes including Principle of Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Principles of Virology, Infectious Disease, Introduction to Human Disease, and Nutrition in Health & Disease and First Year Seminar. “I try to make my classes fun, and relate what we are studying to current events and even popular culture whenever possible,” she said. “I went to a college that had some pretty famous scientists on the faculty, but everyone would fall asleep in their classes because they did not try to engage the students. So engaging with my students is very important to me.”
Professor Yeung-Cheung’s expertise and research focus mainly on microbial contamination in recreational water and microbial ecology. Her recent publications titled “Comparison of bacterial levels from water and sediment among upper and lower areas of Guion Creek” in International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water, 2009, 2(3) Article 3: 1-17 & “An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Gunderboom® in protecting waters from bacteria” in Journal of Environmental Health, 2009, 71(8) 42-47.
For more information about her research and classes, please visit http://faculty.mville.edu/cheunga/
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