Biology Department Overview
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.
Medical Laboratory Science
Programs in Biology department
Virtual Open House
Study of the biological sciences is a major requirement for students who wish to specialize in such fields as plant or animal research, and for students who plan to enter various health professions, such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, medical laboratory science, physician assistant, and physical therapy. The Department offers a varied and balanced program for biology and health profession majors, and three options in the BS degree program in Biology: Biology major, biology/adolescence education, and bioinformatics.
- Biology (BS)
- Biochemistry (BS)
- Biology 7-12 (BS)
- Biology Minor
- Medical Laboratory Science (BS)
- CSI/SIUH Pre-Health Mentorship Program
- CSI/SUNY Optometry 3/4 Joint Degree Program
- CSI/UB PharmD Affiliate Programs
- Pre-Health Advising
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.
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.
Biology Faculty & Staff
Full Time Faculty
- Caputo, Josephine
- Heron, Cecilia
College Laboratory Technicians
- Brown, Emmel T.
- Camillo, Cassandra C.
- D'aversa, Ileana
- Elassad, Natalie L.
- Ghigliotti, Lisa M.
- Keating, Kinnea
Advanced Imaging Facility
The AIF is a shared core facility under the Division of Science and Technology at CSI that houses advanced imaging systems
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
- Animal facility
- Green house