Office Number: C-511S

Office Tel:718-319-7977

Courses Teaching:

Bio 110 Principles of Biology
Bio 120 Organismic Biology
Bio 230 Anatomy and Physiology 1

Areas of Expertise:

Ecology, Evolutionary biology, Botanical therapeutics, Phytoremediation,.
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5176-7461


Over one hundred publications including 61 refereed articles in various scientific and educational journals, 58 solicited articles, conference proceedings, popular articles, etc. Author/co-author of 11 textbooks and laboratory manuals.  Co-inventor on 10 US and international patents.

Selected publications:
Nutraceuticals and Drug Development

Ecology, Evolution and STEM Education


  • Dushenkov, S. (2003). "Trends in phytoremediation of radionuclides." Plant and Soil 249(1): 167-175.
  • Barocsi, A., Z. Csintalan, L. Kocsanyi, S. Dushenkov, J. M. Kuperberg, R. Kucharski and P. I. Richter (2003). "Optimizing phytoremediation of heavy metal-contaminated soil by exploiting plants' stress adaptation." International Journal of Phytoremediation 5(1): 13-23.
  • Dushenkov, S., M. Skarzhinskaya, K. Glimelius, D. Gleba and I. Raskin (2002). "Bioengineering of a phytoremediation plant by means of somatic hybridization." International Journal of Phytoremediation 4(2): 117-126.
  • Dushenkov, S. and Y. Kapulnik. Phytofiltration of metals. Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals, p. 89-106, 2000.
  • Gleba, D., N. V. Borisjuk, L. G. Borisjuk, R. Kneer, A. Poulev, M. Skarzhinskaya, S. Dushenkov, S. Logendra, Y. Y. Gleba, and I. Raskin. Use of plant roots for phytoremediation and molecular farming. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 96(11): p. 5973-5977, 1999.
  • Dushenkov, S., A. Mikheev, A. Prokhnevsky, M. Ruchko and B. Sorochinsky (1999). "Phytoremediation of radiocesium-contaminated soil in the vicinity of Chernobyl, Ukraine." Environ. Sci. Technol. 33(3): 469-475.
  • Dushenkov, V. and I. Raskin (1999). "Phytoremediation: a new green revolution in ecology." Chemistry and Life(11-12): 48-49.
  • Dushenkov, S., D. Vasudev, Y. Kapulnik, D. Gleba, D. Fleisher, K. C. Ting and B. Ensley (1997). "Removal of uranium from water using terrestrial plants." Environ. Sci. Technol. 31(12): 3468-3474.
  • Dushenkov, V., N. P. B. A. Kumar, H. Motto and I. Raskin (1995). "Rhizofiltration: the use of plants to remove heavy metals from aqueous streams." Environ. Sci. Technol. 29: 1239-1245.
  • Kumar, N. P. B. A., V. Dushenkov, H. Motto and I. Raskin (1995). "Phytoextraction: the use of plants to remove heavy metals from soils." Environ. Sci. Technol. 29: 1232-1238.
  • Raskin, I. and V. Dushenkov (2020). Research Training Center for Botanicals and Chronic Diseases in Tajikistan and Indonesia, NIH Fogarty International Center
  • Dushenkov,V.  (2018). Phytochemical adaptation of invasive alien species from the US to South Africa conditions, PSC CUNY Research Award Program.
  • Dushenkov,V.  (2017). Anthropogenic impact on medicinal plants availability and quality, PSC CUNY Research Award Program.
  • Dushenkov,V.  (2016). The effects of slope altitude and aspect on total polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of Artemisia species., PSC CUNY Research Award Program.
  • Ostrin, Z. and V. Dushenkov (2015). Assessing the Impact of Mobile Devices on Student Learning in the Anatomy Laboratory. Community College Collaborative Incentive Research Grant (C3IRG). Eugenio María de Hostos Community College The City University New York.
  • Dushenkov, V. (2014). Medicinal plants of Central Asia: ancient tradition and current use., PSC CUNY Research Award Program.
  • Raskin, I. and V. Dushenkov (2014). International Research Training Center for Botanicals and Metabolic Syndrome in Tajikistan, NIH Fogarty International Center.
  • Dushenkov, V. (2013). Engaging innovative Screens-to-Nature Technology in the research of plants used by Tibetan Medicine practitioners in the Republic of Buryatia, Russia. , PSC CUNY Research Award Program.