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Dr. Renee Richer is Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology in the Pre-medical Program. Dr. Richer received her B.A. degree in Biology from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University, where she received the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Before coming to Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Dr. Richer was Assistant Professor and Director of the Environmental Conservation and Research Center at the American University of Armenia. That work received the Whitley Award, the UK's largest conservation award.
Her current work focuses on the biological processes of the terrestrial environment with a focus on plants and cyanobacteria and the intersection with sustainable development.
- J.S. Metcalf, R. Richer, P.A. Cox, G.A. Codd Cyanotoxins in desert environments may present a risk to human health. Sci. Total Env. 2012; 421-422: 118–123
- R. Richer, D. Anchassi, I. El-Assaad, M. El-Matbouly, F. Ali, I. Makki, J.S. Metcalf. Variation in the coverage of biological soil crusts in the State of Qatar J. Arid Env. 2012; 78: 187-190
- Castilla AM, Richer R, Herrel A, Conkey A, Tribuna J, Al-Thani M. First evidence of scavenging behaviour in the herbivorous lizard Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis. J. Arid Env. 2011; 75:671-673
- Richer, RA. Conservation in Qatar: Impact of Increasing Industrialization. Center for International and Regional Studies, Occasional Paper Series, Georgetown University. Updated and reprinted; 2009
- Norton J, Abdul Majid S, Allan D, Al Safran M, Böer B & Richer R. An Illustrated Checklist of the Flora of Qatar. Browndown Publications, Gosport, UK; 2009
- Cox PA, Richer R, Metcalf JS, Banack, SA, Codd, GA, and Bradley, WG. Cyanobacteria and BMAA Exposure from Desert Dust—a Possible Link to Sporadic ALS among Gulf War Veterans. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2009; 10:S2, 109-117