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Silmilly Toribio

College Laboratory Technician

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Adjunct Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Silmilly Toribio
Cornelia Hall, 014-G
(914) 633-2537 (914) 633-2537


  • MS, Chemistry/Science Education, City University of New York - City College
  • BS, Chemistry - Biochemistry, City University of New York - City College

As the Chemical Hygiene Officer for the College, Professor Toribio manages laboratory safety for all science departments. As the College Laboratory Technician, she coordinates and prepares introductory level science laboratories, supervises the laboratory assistants, and maintains the chemical inventory. Professor Toribio has research training in the area of biochemistry, focusing on the interactions of fatty acid binding proteins with omega-3 fatty acids. At Iona, Professor Toribio teaches courses in core science areas, chemical safety, and chemistry of emotions – a course that introduces students to the chemical messengers that are linked to emotional systems.