Preethi Radhakrishnan

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Room: M-Building, M-204
Phone: (718) 482-5940

Monday- Thursday  9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


  • Post-doc in Behavioral Ecology, University of Central Florida
  • Ph.D. in Animal Behavior and Genetics, Macquarie University
  • M.S. in Biotechnology, University of Madras
  • B.S. in Zoology, Ethiraj College for Women

Areas of Expertise or Research

  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Insect behavior and life history traits
  • Coastal remediation using shellfish and bivalves
  • Oyster metagenomics


Dr. Preethi Radhakrishnan is the current Program Director of the Environmental Science Program at LaGuardia. She teaches courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, a research based First Year Seminar, Animal Behavior and Ethics and Integrative Physiology. Dr. Radhakrishnan is passionate about creating an equitable classroom where student-centric learning is a priority. She manages two USDA grants focused on getting students interested in careers focused around urban agriculture, climate-resilient farming, and animal science. In her free time she enjoys hiking the Catskills with her two boys and their sheepdog.