Spiros Katsifis

Chair of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D., Systemic-Molecular Toxicology/Environmental Oncology, New York University
M.S., Forensic/Biochemical Toxicology (Chemical Mutagenesis-Carcinogenesis), Saint John’s University
B.S., Toxicology and Analytical Chemistry, Saint John’s University

Office Location: Dana Hall of Science, Room 211
Telephone: (203) 576-4265

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Diplomate American Board of Forensic Examiners (DABFE)
  • Fellow with the American College of Forensic Examiners (FACFE)
  • Full Member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT)
  • Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB)
  • Northeastern Association of Forensic Sciences
  • American Health Foundation
  • New York University Medical Center


Research Interests

  • Mechanisms of DNA damage by complex mixtures containing metals
  • In vitro mutagenesis-carcinogenesis in collaboration with the laboratories of Dr. John Wise, UL School of Medicine, and Dr. Fred Burns, NYU School of Medicine


Publications (Articles)


Publications (Book Chapters)

  • Christie, N.T. and S.P. Katsifis. Nickel Carcinogenesis. In: Biological Effects of Heavy Metals. Vol. II, E.C. Foulces, Ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL., Chap. 4, pp. 95-128, 1990.
  • Katsifis, S.P. and L.P. Kinney. Antagonistic Interaction of Sodium Arsenite and Lead Sulfate with UV-light on Sister Chromatid Exchanges in Human Lymphocytes in H. Salem and S. Katz (Eds.) “Toxicity Assessment Alternatives: Methods, Issues, Opportunities”, Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, Ch. 5, pp. 53-61, 1999.
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