Assistant Professor of Chemistry Abhishek Chatterjee’s research develops new methods that allow researchers to better understand complex biological systems. His current initiatives include developing site-specific biochemical and biophysical labeling of targeted proteins in a living cell in order to better investigate the cell’s functions in its natural environment; he also is developing proteins with novel functions. Chatterjee earned his doctorate from Cornell University and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute for the past four years. His research has been published in journals such as Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Assistant Professor of History Priya Lal pursues scholarly and teaching interests in areas such as modern African history — with a focus on East Africa — decolonization and nationalism, development, and African socialism. Her current project is on Tanzania’s socialistic ujamaa (Swahili for "familyhood") villagization initiative of 1967-75, examining the political imagery of ujamaa and the ways it was implemented and experienced, and providing a broader historical and sociopolitical context in which to view these events. Lal, who has served as an invited panelist several times at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting, holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and earned a doctorate in history from NYU.
David Storey returns to his alma mater as an adjunct assistant professor in the Philosophy Department teaching Perspectives on Western Culture. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from BC in 2004, he earned a master’s degree and a doctorate at Fordham University, as well as a certificate in health care ethics. Storey’s research and teaching interests are in Continental philosophy and ethics, particularly environmental and health care ethics, as well as in Asian philosophy and the history of philosophy. His work has appeared in publications such as Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy and Comparative and Continental Philosophy, and he has a book under contract with SUNY Press. Storey previously taught at Fordham and William Paterson University.