The School of Arts and Sciences
Full Name: Cynthia Toth
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., St. John's University.
Before joining PBA in the summer of 2005, Dr. Toth was professor of microbiology
at Seminole Community College. Dr. Toth has a wide range of professional, business,
research and academic experience. She has taught at St. Peters College, Seton Hall
University, St. John's University and Bloomfield College. She has been vice president
of scientific affairs at Terra Bio Chem Services and The National Disease Research
Institute, and before that was scientific affairs director at BioTest Diagnostics
and the Pall Corporation.
After obtaining her doctorate from St. Johns, she was a postdoctoral Fellow at Rockefeller
University; she then became a research associate at Rockefeller University, where
she directed numerous research projects in molecular genetics, culminating in research
involving expression of DNA library related to the regulation of gene expression of
Kidney Androgen Protein (KAP).
Dr. Toth is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, the American Association
for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Endocrinology. She has
presented at numerous conferences and has published a wide variety of articles in
referred journals in such diverse areas as microbiology, industrial hygiene, bioremediation,
indoor air quality, viral contaminants, plasmid DNA characterization and motivating
students in the sciences.
A native of Hungary, Dr. Toth also lived in Vienna, Austria, before coming to the
United States. She has done volunteer work for the United Way of America and Project
Cuddle, an organization providing services to abandoned infants. She has served as
director of grief management for the Notre Dame Mount Carmel Church and is a trained
Hospice attendant. Dr. Toth currently is compiling her spiritual beliefs into a motivational
book, titled "In Search of the Soul." She has three children.