Dr. Richard A. Stein


Experienta profesionala

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                        2018-present

NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Physiology
  • Stem cells and development
  • Epigenetics


Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News                                                         2007-present

Science writer


Adjunct Assistant Professor                                                                                       2016-present

LaGuardia Community College

Department of Natural Sciences

  • Anatomy and Physiology II (advanced)
  • Microbiology
  • Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology


Research Scientist                                                                                                         2012-2019

New York University School of Medicine

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology


Adjunct Professor                                                                                                         2013-2015

Monmouth University

Department of Biology


Postdoctoral Research Associate                                                                                 2008-2012

Princeton University

Department of Molecular Biology


Assistant Research Scientist                                                                                        2006-2008

New York University School of Medicine

Department of Pathology



Princeton University

Department of Molecular Biology

  • Fall Junior Molecular Biology Tutorials     2009-2010
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program     2008-2009


Research Associate                                                                                                       2005-2006

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Pediatrics


Intern, General Internal Medicine                                                                             1996-1998

Municipal Hospital, Satu-Mare, Romania

Division of Internal Medicine


Richard A. Stein. Super-Spreading in Infectious Diseases. ISBN: 978-1-63117-295-3. Nova Science Publishers, 2015.

Christine Dodd, Tim Aldsworth, Richard A. Stein, Dean O. Cliver and Hans P. Riemann. Foodborne Diseases, 3rd Edition. ISBN: 978-0-12385-007-2. Academic Press, 2017.



Dagbladet Information (Denmark), interviewed by Line Vaaben for “Patient Zero er historien om den onde, dumme smittespreder”, April 2020. Available at: https://www.information.dk/moti/2020/03/patient-zero-historien-onde-dumme-smittespreder 

CNN, interviewed by Jacqueline Howard, for “’Patient zero’: The misunderstood stories of how disease spreads”, November 2016. Available at: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/08/health/patient-zero-history-super-spreaders/

CNN, interviewed by Jacqueline Howard for “Your flu risk may be linked to the year you were born“, November 2016, available at: http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/10/health/flu-risk-birth-year/

The Wall Street Journal, interviewed by Sumathi Reddy for “The 20% Who Spread Most Disease: Why Some People Are More Contagious Than Others”, December 2014, Available at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-20-who-spread-most-disease-1418686476 

EMaxHealth, interviewed for “Surveillance is key to managing bird flu and other pandemics”, November 2013. Available at: http://www.emaxhealth.com/1020/how-animal-and-bird-viruses-are-difficult-detect-could-become-pandemic

Annals of Internal Medicine, interviewed for “Lessons from outbreaks of H1N1 Influenza”. Available at: http://www.annals.org/content/suppl/2009/07/07/151.1.DC1/annals_20090707.mp3

Orlando Sun-Sentinel, April 18, 2010, interviewed for “One year of swine flu: slow healing and lessons learned” by Bob LaMendola. Article subsequently reprinted in Herald & Review (www.herald-review.com), Richmond Times Dispatch.

Chemistry and Biology, July 31 2009, interviewed for “Pandemic paradox: new flu virus keeps researchers and health officials guessing” by Chandra Shenkhar.



*Nemetski SM, *Stein RA, Buscaglia CA, Nussenzweig V and Cardozo TJ. The actin-aldolase interaction in Plasmodium. Manuscript under re-submission.

Ydenberg CA, Stein RA, and Rose MD. Cdc42p and Fus2p Act Together Late in Yeast Cell Fusion. Mol. Biol. Cell 23(7): 1208-1218, 2012. Cover Figure.

Brandhorst TT, Gauthier GM, Stein RA, and Klein BS. Calcium binding by the essential virulence factor BAD-1 of Blastomyces dermatitidis. J. Biol. Chem. 280(51): 42156-42163, 2005.

Deng S, Stein RA and Higgins NP. Reorganization of chromosome structure by transcription. Mol. Microbiol. 57(6): 1511-1521, 2005. Cover Figure.


Higgins NP, Deng S, Stein RA, and Manna D. Supercoil loop domain formation in bacterial chromosomes. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 22 (6): 853-854, 2005.

Stein RA, Deng S, and Higgins NP. Measuring chromosome dynamics on different timescales using resolvases with varying half-lives. Mol. Microbiol. 56(4): 1049-1061, 2005.

Higgins NP, Deng S, Pang X, Stein RA, Champion K, and Manna D. Domain behavior and supercoil domains in bacterial chromosomes. Book Chapter in The Bacterial Chromosome, pp. 133-153, ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2004.

Stein RA. Zika: where it has been, where it is going, and how to stop it. Int. J. Clin. Pract. 70(3), 182-185, 2016. Editor’s Choice.

Stein RA. What is Ebola? Int. J. Clin. Pract. 69(1), 49-58, 2015. Editor’s Choice.

Stein RA and Ionescu AC. Social Inequaliy. In: SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 1425-1429.  SAGE Inc., 2015.

Stein RA. When talking and texting get dirty: beware of mobile bacterial zoos. Int. J. Clin. Pract. 68(9), 1050-1052, 2014.

Stein RA. H7N9 influenza and beyond: international political frameworks. Int. J. Clin. Pract., 68(1), 2-3, 2014. Editor’s Choice.

Stein RA and Chirila M. Pathogenesis and virulence. Encyclopedia of Food Safety, 166-182. Yasmine Motarjemi (Ed.), Elsevier, 2014.

Stein RA and Chirila M. Drug resistant pathogens. Encyclopedia of Food Safety, 196-207. Yasmine Motarjemi (Ed.), Elsevier, 2014.

Stein RA. Invasive pneumococcal disease in children: cross-disciplinary frameworks. Int. J. Clin. Pract., 68(1):2-3, 2014.