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Di Bonaventura, Mariapia

Doctoral Lecturer

Phone: 718-262-5336
Office Location: AC-4E07

Office Hours  
Monday & Wednesday on campus - Office 4E07  Mo (3:00-4:00 pm) & We (2:00-3:00 pm) 
Tuesday online (Blackboard - Virtual office hours)  Tu (2:00-4:00 pm) 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of L'Aquila - Italy  Microbiology  1995 
BS  University of L'Aquila - Italy  Biology  1990 
Dr. Di Bonaventura joined the Department of Biology at York College as a Doctoral Lecturer in the Fall Semester 2022. She teaches the courses of Clinical Microbiology (Bio 265), a requirement for nursing schools, clinical technologists, or physician assistant program (PA), and Microbiology (Bio 465) for majors in Biology or Biotechnology. Besides her teaching responsibilities, she is serving as course coordinator of Bio 265.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

MariaPia Di Bonaventura, Ernest K. Lee, Rob de Salle, Paul. J. Planet.. "A whole-genome phylogeny of the family Pasteurellaceae." Molecular Phylogenetic and Evolution. 54 2010: 950-956.

Niranjan Nagarajan, Christopher Cook, MariaPia Di Bonaventura, Hong Ge, Allen Richards, Kimberly A. Bishop-Lilly, Robert DeSalle, Timothy D. Read, and Mihai Pop. "Finishing genomes with limited resources: lessons from an ensemble of microbial genomes." BMC Genomics. 11:242 2010: 1-10.

Maria Pia Di Bonaventura, Rob DeSalle, Mihai Pop, Niranjan Nagarajan, David H. Figurski, Daniel H. Fine, Jeffrey B. Kaplan, Paul J. Planet. "Complete Genome Sequence of Aggregatibacter (Haemophilus) aphrophilus NJ8700." J Bacteriol.. 191(14) 2009: 4693-4694.

Maria Pia Di Bonaventura, Maddalena Del Gallo, Paola Cacchio, Claudia Ercole, Aldo Lepidi. "Microbial formation of oxalate films on monument surfaces: bioprotection or biodeterioration?." Geomicrobiology Journal. 16 1999: 55-64.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

M.P. Di Bonaventura, R. De Salle, D.E. Eveleigh, A.M. Baldwin, R.J. Koestler. "Studies of Fungal Infestations of Tiffany’s Drawings: Limits and Advantages of Classical and Molecular Techniques." Art, Biology and Conservation: Biodeterioration of Works of Art. 1 2003: 94-109.

F.E. Nieto-Fernandez, S.A. Centeno, M.T. Wypyski, M.P. Di Bonaventura, A.M. Baldwin, R.J. Koestler. "Enzymatic approach to removal of fungal spots from drawings on paper." Art, Biology and Conservation: Biodeterioration of Works of Art. 1 2003: 110-127.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Frohlich Fellow (postdoctoral level) - Molecular biological techniques in biodeterioration processes for preservation and conservation of art objects - Department of Objects Conservation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - US: 2000-2002.

EU Postdoctoral Fellow, Marie Curie Research Training Grants - Evaluation and development of microbial techniques to desalinate, decontaminate and consolidate mineral materials and structures represented at historical objects of art - Division of Microbiology, IWT/MPA (Institute for Material Science), Bremen - Germany: 1999-2000.

N.A.T.O-CNR Senior fellowship - Microscopical studies on the mineralogical effects of microbial carbonation within different stone materials - Division of Microbiology, IWT/MPA, (Institute for Material Science), Bremen - Germany: 1999.

Post-doctoral Fellow - Effects of urbanization and industrialization on microbial degradation, conservation, and restoration of Cultural Heritage - Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Basic and Applied Biology, University of L’Aquila - Italy: 1997-1998.