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Dr. Angelique Corthals

Bio & Curriculum Vitae

About Me

I am an associated professor and multidisciplinary researcher with a broad and extensive background in biomedical science and biological/forensic anthropology.

My expertise is unique and encompasses a wide range of research areas, with a specific focus on the critical connection between neurodegeneration, cell stressors, and the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Moreover, I have studied the origins of diseases and trauma, employing histopathology techniques on contemporary and ancient human and wildlife specimens alike.

Leveraging my experience and proficiency in establishing and overseeing cutting-edge core facilities (biobanks), I am also highly sought after as a consultant for establishing new laboratories in both academic and industry spheres.

Additionally, I am privileged to contribute to improving healthcare in underserved regions and communities by serving as a consultant in diagnostic technology and biologics delivery for Doctors Without Borders.

I have an unwavering dedication to advocating for equitable access to healthcare for all individuals and am passionate about fostering public engagement in science and amplifying the representation of the LGBTQIA community in STEM fields. By championing these causes, I aim to create a more inclusive and diverse scientific landscape. Ultimately, I aim to propel scientific advancements, bridge critical knowledge gaps, and inspire the next generation of researchers.

Together, we can achieve transformative progress in the pursuit of scientific excellence and a healthier world for everyone.

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2009 - Present

City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor (2018 - Present)

Assistant Professor (2009 - 2018)

Department of Sciences

Teaching and Research: Biomedical Research, Pathology, Forensic Pathology & Forensic Anthropology

Courses Taught can be found HERE and Research can be found HERE

2009 - Present

Doctors without Borders - Medecins sans Frontieres


Campaign For Access to Essential Medicines

‣ Consultant on diagnostic technology (Dx), Point-of-Care (PoC) and clinical guidelines for HIV viral load, emergent (e.g. COVID-19) and neglected (e.g. Chagas) infectious diseases as well as non-infectious diseases

‣ Field: Southern Africa (Johannesburg, Maputo)

July 2012 - March 2016

SUNY Stony Brook Medicine

Scientific Director of the Biobank (2012 - 2016)

Research Assistant Professor (2014 - 2016)

Assistant Professor (2012 - 2014)

Department of Pathology

Developed the legacy tissue collection into the BioBank for the Department of Pathology and Cancer Center BioBank

‣ Developed and built the SBU BioBank facilities

‣ Set-up the policies and scientific protocols of the BioBank

‣ Identified and developed new bioinformatics solutions for data acquisition, aggregation and standardization, including e-Pathology, for tissue specimens with Dr. Joel Saltz’s team

‣ Clinical research: The Tangled Roots of Multiple Sclerosis: Epidemiology and Epigenetics of MS – The Role of Lipids in Neurodegeneration

April 2016 - Present

SUNY Stony Brook

Adjunct Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology and Biology

Department of Anthropology

Courses taught: ANP 391 and BIO 150

September 2006 - September 2008

University of Manchester, U.K.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Biomedical and Forensic Studies

Department of Life Sciences

‣ Courses taught: BIOL60231 - Introduction to Biomedical Theory and Techniques; BIOL60262 - Human Imaging, Anatomical and Forensic Methods; BIOL60420 - Microscopy, Tissue Preparation and Image Analysis

‣ Subjects taught: ancient DNA methods, Forensic science, anatomy and osteology, Paleopathology, Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biology

‣ Research: ecology of infectious diseases in ancient and modern times + databasing tissue collection

July 2000 - May 2006

American Museum of Natural History

Curatorial Associate ecturer (Director) - April 2003 to May 2006)

Collection Manager - July 2000 - April 2003

Ambrose Monell Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research (AMCC)

‣ Launched the Ambrose Monell Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research under the leadership of Drs. DeSalle and Hanner

‣ Developed research projects for the NSF-funded programs at the AMNH and other institutions

‣ Supervised all activities of the Monell collection from field collection expeditions and scientific protocols, to grant writing and fund raising

‣ Trained new technicians and interns

‣ Organized and established administrative and scientific protocols used at the laboratory

‣ Helped in the development the database system “Freezerworks” for use natural history collections. Built administrative database (Access). Helped develop the facilities web site and web database interface (including mysql database)



University of Manchester, U.K.

Certificate in Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Department of Life Sciences

1999 - 2003

University of Oxford, U. K.

DPhil (Ph.D)

St Cross College (Link)

Department of Zoology

Oriental Institute

1997 - 1999

University of Oxford, U. K.


Merton College (Link)

Department of Zoology

Oriental Institute

1993 - 1997

Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Licenciee (BA/MA summa)

Anthropology, Biological Anthropology & Archaeology


Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Certificate in Anthropology and Human Paleontology

Anthropology, Biological Anthropology & Archaeology

1992 - 1993

Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Candidate in Slavonic Studies

Department of Linguistic


University of St. Petersburg, Russia

Russian Studies Program Certificate

Department of Russian Culture and Language


Royal Academy of Music, Aywaille, Belgium

Diploma in Theory of Music and Violin

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