David Calhoun


Main Affiliation

Chemistry and Biochemistry


Marshak Science Building







David Calhoun


Ph.D:   University of Alabama, 1969. Major: Microbiology, Minor: Biochemistry, Dissertation:  Genetic Linkage and Metabolic Regulation of the Methionine Biosynthetic Pathway in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Advisor: Dr. Thomas W. Feary

B.A:   Birmingham Southern College, Major: Vertebrate Zoology: Minor: Chemistry, 1965

Courses Taught

Chem 32002

Professional Experience

Faculty:   Division of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, The City College of New York, Convent Avenue and 138th Street, New York, NY 10031, Professor, 1987-present.

Corporate:   President and CEO, ShelbyBioTech LLC, Leonia, NJ, 1994-present

Faculty:   Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.  Assistant Professor, 1973-79, Associate Professor, 1980-86

Postdoctoral:   Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Sponsor: Dr. G. Wesley Hatfield, 1971-1973

Postdoctoral:   Department of Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Sponsor: Dr. Roy A.  Jensen, 1969-1971

Graduate:   Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Sponsor: Dr. Thomas W. Feary, 1965-1969

Research Interests

Gene regulation in Escherichia coli K-12; microbial genetics;

Gene cloning and sequencing; Fabry disease, an inherited

disease associated with a deficiency of alpha-galactosidase A;

Enzyme replacement therapy.


Meghdari, M., Gao, N, Abdullahi, A., Stokes, E., Calhoun, D.H. (2015) Carboxyl-Terminal Truncations Alter the Activity of the Human α-Galactosidase A, PLoS ONE 10(2): e0118341. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118341

Kalyankar, N. D., Sharma, M. K., Vaidya, S., Calhoun, D. H., Maldarelli, C, Couzis, A., and Gilchrist, L. (2006) Arraying of Intact Liposomes Into Chemically Functionalized Microwell Surfaces, Langmuir, 22, 5403-5411.