University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, 1998, Mentor: Dr. David S. Roos
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,, M.D./Ph.D. program, 1991-1992.
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, B.S. in Biology, 1991, summa cum laude
Awards & Honors
Provost Fellowship, Eastern University, May 2007
Professor of the year, May 2007
Academic Research Enhancement Award from NIH, 1 R15 AI49962-01
Dinitroaniline herbicide resistance in Toxoplasma gondii $107,500 (7/15/01-6/30/04)
Stauber student award for best paper, NJ Society for Parasitology, 1998
Young Investigator’s Award, Marine Biological Laboratories, Sept. 1997
NIH Training Grant, 1992-95
Joseph Gunn Award, 1991; Mendel Award for Biology, 1991
Stipend from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1990
International Society of Protistologists, 2007
CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research), 2003-2011
NAAHP (National Association of Advisors for Health Professions, 2003-
AIBS (American Institute of Biological Sciences), 2002
NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers), 2000-2010
ASM (American Society for Microbiology), 1999
ASA (American Scientific Affiliation), 1998-
NEAAHP (Northeast Association of Advisors for Health Professions), 1998-
Mid-Atlantic Association of College Biologists, 1998AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), 1997-
International Alliance of Teacher Scholars (IATS), 1997
Beta Beta Beta, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991-
Annual meeting of the International Society of Protistologists - Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island, August 4-9, 2007. Abstract and oral presentation. Fichera, M.E. Action of dinitroaniline herbicides in the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii.
Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Camp Hill, PA April 9-10, 2005. Oral presentation.
Fichera, M.E., Ayana, M., and Heino, A.E. 2005. Action of dinitroaniline herbicides in the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Abstract published in Abstract and Index Issue of the Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, vol. 78, March 2005.
Seventh International Congress on Toxoplasmosis, May 23-27, 2003. Brief talk and poster presentation. Dinitroaniline herbicide resistance in Toxoplasma gondii. Fichera, M.E., Oh, J., Lilley, P., Brown, E. and Roos, D.S. 2003.
NJ Society for Parasitology Annual Meeting Princeton, NJ, April 4, 1998 Antibiotic targeting of the plastid genome in Toxoplasma gondii. Fichera, M. E. and D. S. Roos
Molecular Parasitology Meeting VIII at Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, Sept. 24-28, 1997 Antibiotic targeting of the plastid genome in Toxoplasma gondii. Fichera, M. E. and D. S. Roos
47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Protozoologists Cleveland, Ohio, June 24-29, 1994 Doomed to die -- replication of intracellular Toxoplasma gondii following clindamycin or macrolide treatment