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Biology

Biology Department Overview

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College of Staten Island Virtual Tour

As a department, our mission is founded on the premise that excellence in teaching and excellence in research complement each other. We have an exciting diverse faculty whose expertise encompasses Biology as a whole and it is our aim to be able to provide our students with training in all major sub-disciplines of Biology. We encourage students to participate in faculty directed research through independent study, often leading to a co-authored publication. We recognize that a large number of our students enter professional programs (Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing) or pursue professional degrees (MD, DDS, DPM and DPT etc.) as well as entering CSI graduate programs (Masters degree) in Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Science and the CUNY Ph.D. program. Many of our faculty hold Dual appointments with the Graduate Center.

In conjunction with the mission of the college, the Biology Department embraces the strength of our diversity, fosters civic mindedness and nurtures responsible citizens for city, country and the world.

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Summer 2022 Early Research Opportunities offered by the Department of Biology

The following research opportunities are a good fit for any students interested in medicine or the health sciences as a college and professional career, and looking to build their research portfolios.

Metagenomics: The Sequencing of DNA (an exclusive research opportunity)

Students must upload proof of vaccination via the Cleared4 system in order to participate in on-campus activities—a link will be shared.

Pre-Health Immersion: Anatomy

  • July 11–22, Monday–Friday, 3:00–6:00pm
  • 30 hours, Online, Synchronous
  • Discounted Lab/Materials fee: $590.00, payable online
  • Instructor: Grozdena Yilmaz, MPAS, PA-C; Director of Pre-MD/Pre-PA Advisement, Deputy Chair, Biology
  • Apply by July 7: Form: Summer 2022 Pre-Health Immersion Workshop: Anatomy

Questions? Please contact Holly Block, Assistant Director for Recruitment: holly.block@csi.cuny.edu or 347.443.8699


Graduate Program

A representative from the College of Staten Island will be attending events and will be available to meet with you to answer questions about the program. Click here to view a list of events.


Graduate
The Department of Biology at the College of Staten Island offers graduate degrees in Biology.  The degrees are designed to provide research training in a variety of disciplines in biology, as well as prepare secondary education teachers with coursework and projects to prepare the scientists of the future.

Masters

PhD Programs

Image of a Cell observed at Imaging Facility by a Biochemistry Student

Advanced Imaging Facility

The AIF is a shared core facility under the Division of Science and Technology at CSI that houses advanced imaging systems

Anti-Microbial Agents As Viewed Under a Microscope by Biochemistry Students

CUNY High Performance Computing Center

The HPCC has a central role in the support of initiatives in economic development and provides assistance with sustaining intellectual growth

Health wellness female lab student with laptop image
  • Animal facility
  • Aquarium
  • Green house

Other programs you may be interested in

Biological and Chemical Sciences
6S-143
Willowbrook Campus

Department Contact

Chang-Hui Shen, PhD

Chairperson and Professor

Email Chang-Hui Shen, PhD

Biology PhD Program

Biochemistry PhD Program

Deputy Chair

MS in Biology / Biotechnology Coordinator

Pre-Professional Preparation in Medicine