Vyacheslav Dushenkov

Professor at Hostos Community College, Program Coordinator at the International Research Training Center for Botanicals and Metabolic Syndrome in Tajikistan.

Professor at Hostos Community College, Program Coordinator at the Center for Botanicals and Chronic Diseases.

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Academic Interests

Botanical therapeutics, STEM education, Ecology, Evolutionary biology, Phytoremediation

  • ProfessorNatural SciencesHostos Community College
  • Visiting Research ProfessorPlant Biology and Pathology, SEBS, Rutgers Univesrity*Non-CUNY
  • Program CoordinatorInternational Research Training Center for Botanicals and Metabolic Syndrome in Tajikistan*Non-CUNY

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. BioPharma Innovation, Mini-MBA

Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia – PhD Biology
Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia – MS Biology, Chemistry, Science Education


  1. Skubel, S. A., X. Su, A. Poulev, L. C. Foxcroft, V. Dushenkov and I. Raskin (2020). “Metabolomic differences between invasive alien plants from native and invaded habitats.” Scientific Reports 10(1): 9749.
  2. Satorov, S., F. Mirzoeva, S. Kurbonbekova, S. Satorov, M. Vakhidova and V. Dushenkov (2020). “Antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant activity and polyphenol content of aerial parts and bulbs of Allium schugnanicum.” Vestnik Avitsenny [Avicenna Bulletin] 1: 98-105.
  3. Yuldasheva, S., S. Satorov, S. Satorov and V. Dushenkov (2019). “Etiology and Clinical Patterns of Uveitis at Three Ophthalmic Clinics in Tajikistan.” Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) 18(9Ser.11): 85-91.
  4. Satorov, S., F. Mirzoeva, S. Satorov, M. Vakhidova and V. Dushenkov (2019). ” Comparative characteristics of antibacterial activity of plants growing in the central part of the Republic of Tajikistan.” Vestnik Avitsenny [Avicenna Bulletin] 21(4): 643-654.
  5. Skubel, S. A., V. Dushenkov, B. L. Graf, Q. Niu, A. Poulev, H. Kalariya, L. C. Foxcroft and I. Raskin (2018). “Rapid, field-deployable method for collecting and preserving plant metabolome for biochemical and functional characterization.” PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203569.
  6. Ostrin, Z. and V. Dushenkov (2017). “Pulling the Plug on Microscopes in the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory.” HAPS Educator 21(2): 112-118.
  7. Sharofova, M., Y. Nuraliev, P. Sukhrobov, S. Sagdieva and V. Dushenkov (2017). “Can Avicenna Help Manage the Diabetes Epidemic in Central Asia?” Central Asian Journal of Medical Sciences 3(3): 200-220.
  8. Dushenkov, V. (2016). Biodiversity of medicinal plants in the highlands: problems and perspectives. The state of biological resources in mountain regions in relation to climate change. M. M. Yakubova. Khorog, Tajikistan Donish, Dushanbe, Tajikistan: 191-192.
  9. Dushenkov, V., B. L. Grag and M. A. Lila (2016). Botanical therapeutics in the modern world. Biological characteristics of medicinal and aromatic plants and role of these plants in medicine N. I. Sidelnikov. Moscow, Russia FGBNU, VILAR: 50-54.
  10. Ostrin, Z. and V. Dushenkov (2016). “The pedagogical value of mobile devices and content-specific application software in the A&P laboratory.” HAPS Educator 20(4): 97-103.
  11. Degteva, S. V., V. I. Ponomarev, S. W. Eisenman and V. Dushenkov (2015). “Striking the balance: Challenges and perspectives for the protected areas network in northeastern European Russia.” AMBIO 44(6): 473-490.
  12. Turmagambetova, A. S., N. S. Sokolova, A. P. Bogoyavlenskiy, V. E. Berezin, M. A. Lila, D. M. Cheng and V. Dushenkov (2015). “New functionally-enhanced soy proteins as food ingredients with anti-viral activity.” VirusDisease 26(3): 123-132.
  13. Dushenkov, V. and I. Raskin (2008). “New strategy for the search of natural biologically active substances.” Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 55(4): 564-567.
  14. Dushenkov, V. M. (1993). “Biological Olympiads in the USSR.” The American Biology Teacher 55(7): 399-404.