Anna Yeung-Cheung

Anna Yeung-Cheung, Ph.D.

Professor, Biology

Brownson Hall, Room 227A
Monday & Thursday 12:00-1:00PM; Wednesday 11:50-12:50PM
(914) 323-5203

About Me

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. degrees from the University of Georgia. Before Manhattanville, she worked as a research scientist in the virology lab of SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn for five years. She was also a serology lab manager at Antech Diagnostics in 2001. She decided to go into teaching after she realized how much she enjoyed tutoring students in her free time. At Manhattanville, Prof. Yeung-Cheung teaches a variety of classes including Principles of Biology, Microbiology, Principles of Virology, Infectious Disease, Introduction to Human Disease, Nutrition in Health & Disease, and First-Year Seminar. “I try to have a fun class, and relate the teaching material to current events and even popular culture whenever possible,” she said. “I went to a college that had some pretty famous scientists as faculties, but everyone would fall asleep in their classes because they did not try to engage the students. So I try to create a fun learning environment for our students.” Prof. Yeung-Cheung’s expertise and research focus mainly on microbial contamination in recreational water and microbial ecology.

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Current Courses
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Virology
Microbiology & Lab
Infectious Disease
Introduction to Human Disease
Nutrition in Health & Disease
Biology Research
Research Seminar
Senior Research
Senior Evaluation
First Year Seminar
Professional History
Associate Professor
Manhattanville College
Manager, Serology Laboratory
Antech Diagnostics
Research Associate, Virology and Serology Laboratories
SUNY Health Science Center
Medical Microbiology, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Microbiology, Master of Science, University of Georgia
Plant Pathology, Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan University
Feature Publications

Research Paper

"Comparison of bacterial levels from water and sediment among upper and lower areas of Guion Creek"

International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water 2(3) Article 3: 1-17, 2009

Research Paper

"An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Gunderboom® in protecting waters from bacteria"

Journal of Environmental Health 71(8): 42-27, 2009

Research Paper

Studies of E. coli and coliform bacteria contamination in mussels (Geukensia demissa) collected from Guion Creek and its correlation to water flow rate.

American Journal of Undergraduate Research 6(3): 9-17

Research Paper

The capacity of the Gunderboom® in Mamaroneck Harbor on the reduction of E. coli and coliform bacteria from water and soft-shelled clams (Mya arenaria).

Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 42: 143-148

Awards & Grants

Manhattanville Castle Scholar Research Grant: $1000 by Natcha Rummaneethorn, co-advisor: Chris Pappas, December 2014

Tribeta Biological Honor Society Research Grant: $467 by Michele Meggiolaro, co-advisor: Bernard Lakowski, November 2014

The Third place presentation award Tribeta Honor Society NE-1 District Convention at College of Mount Saint Vincent by Philip Meade, Chris Pappas as co-advisor, April 2014

Manhattanville Castle Scholar Research Grant: $1000, by Philip Meade, co-advisor Chris Pappas, December, 2013

Tribeta Biological Honor Society Research Grant: $300, by Philip Meade, co-advisor Chris Pappas, November, 2013

Research Grant: $2859, awarded by the Village of Mamaroneck, June 2007