Spring 2019 Infosession/Lab Tour Series

Please join us for in-depth, professor-led exploration of the following academic programs, followed by a special tour of our state-of-the-art facilities. Additional infosessions to be added in the next few weeks. Questions? Please call us: 718-982-2259.

AAS/BS in Nursing

Date:   Friday, 5/3/19 
Time:   6:15pm Arrival; Infosession 6:30pm–8:00pm, followed by lab tour and demonstration
Place:  Marcus Hall, Building 5S Rooms 218 and 215
Parking:  Lot 3 or Faculty Lot 1

Join us to discuss CSI's prestigious Associate's and Bachelor's programs in Nursing. CSI's RN to BSN program has been ranked #8 in NYS.* Enjoy a rare opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art Nursing Labs. Students have the opportunity to remain at CSI to pursue a Master's and ultimately a Doctorate in Nursing. Limited seating—make your reservation today!

* Source: NursingProcess.org

Light supper served.

Meet our Faculty:

  • Regina Gonzalez-Lama, RN, BSN, MSN, Lecturer

Our May 3rd Nursing Infosession has reached capacity. Please check back for additional Nursing Infosessions in during the summer.

Prior Spring 2019 Infosession/Lab Tour Series

Thank you for joining us for the following Infosessions, Lab and Facilities tours held during CSI's Spring Infosession Series:

  • AAS/BS in Nursing: Friday, 3/15/19
  • BA/BS in Music: Wednesday, 3/27/19
  • BA/BFA in Art, BA/BFA Art/Photography: Wednesday, 4/3/19
  • BS in Engineering Science (BSES), BS, ME in Electrical Engineering (BSEE, MEEE); BS in Earth and Environmental Science (BSEES): Tuesday, 4/9/19
  • BS, 4 +1 BS/MS in Computer Science and BS in Information Systems and Informatics: Thursday, 4/4/19
  • BS in Biology and BS in Medical Technology: Saturday, 4/13/19

Please check back for additional infosessions, campus tours and lab/facilities tours held during the summer.

If you are interested in meeting with the faculty in any of the above disciplines, or visiting additional destinations on our magnificent campus, please call Holly Block @ 718-982-2259. We will be happy to make arrangements.


Summer 2019 Research Minicourses in Cell/Molecular Biology or Metagenomics  

GET A HEAD START ON YOUR PATH TO A CAREER IN BIOLOGY AND THE HEALTH SCIENCES with this invitation to participate in a Research Minicourse in Cell/Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Microscopy OR a Minicourse in Metagenomics at CSI/CUNY.

What You Will Learn: 

Cell/Molecular Biology

This unique pre-college summer research program provides students with the rare opportunity to learn about pre-medical education and explore different aspects of life as a researcher. Students will learn the newest developments in molecular cell biology, microscopy, human anatomy and medical terminology, as well as physiological mechanisms at the molecular and cellular level. Practical activities include preparing plasmid DNA, introducing the DNA into eukaryotic cells, and analyzing expression via confocal microscopy and immunostaining on the cells. In addition, students will perform frog dissection and use the Biopac Student Lab system to record data from their own bodies, animals, and prepared tissue samples. Tutorials will accompany the laboratory activities. 


  • Grozdena Yilmaz, MPAS, PA-C; Full-time Biology Faculty and Chair of Pre-Health Committee
  • Greg R. Phillips, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Deputy Chair, Department of Biology; Center for Developmental Neuroscience,  CUNY Graduate Center, Ph.D. Program in Biology
  • Chang-Hui Shen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Biology Department; CUNY Graduate Center, Ph.D. Program in Biology; Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies, CUNY


The exciting, new biological field of “Metagenomics” is the study of genetic material (DNA) and gene sequencing of material recovered from the environment (soil, seawater, and desert) and human body without culturing microbes (microscopic organisms) in the laboratory. Metagenomics is used to understand the evolution and metabolism of the microbes present in an ecological niche as well as to investigate the interplay between microbes. In the coming years scientists expect exciting and major breakthroughs in the field of metagenomics and its applications.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a growing field!


  • Chang-Hui Shen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Biology Department; CUNY Graduate Center, Ph.D. Program in Biology; Institute for Macromolecular Assemblies, CUNY
  • Faiza Peetz, MD, Assistant Professor in Biology


  • Attend(ed) an accredited high school.
  • Meet minimum academic standards (85.00 Grade Point Average, or higher, unweighted).
  • Completed one year of high school Biology.

Size of Program:

  • 20 seats available in both programs. 
  • Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Students who attend a Biology/MDT Infosesssion and Lab Tour will be given special consideration. 
  • Accepted participants are expected to promptly respond to our offer.

Cost: Cell/Molecular Biology Minicourse: $300.00, to cover materials, payable by check to College of Staten Island Biology Department.
The Minicourse in Metagenomics is free of charge during its inaugural year.

Stay at Dolphin Cove, Our High-End Residence Halls:
Participants will have the opportunity/option of living on campus (for any part or all of the workshop), at a cost of $65 per day/night.

Dates/When: Cell/Molecular Biology Minicourse : June 17 ─ 28, 2019, M ─ F 3:30pm ─ 6:30pm
Minicourse in Metagenomics: July 8 ─ 18, M ─ Th, 3:00 – 6:00pm. 1 hour lecture, 2-hour lab.

For any questions regarding the 2019 research minicourse program in Cell/Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Microscopy, please contact: 

Apply Online: 

Please submit the application by Friday, May 24, 2019: 

Admissions Services

Admissions representatives are available to assist prospective students with questions regarding the admissions process, academic programs and student services. Evening appointments are available every Thursday beginning at 5 pm. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 718.982.2010 or admissions@csi.cuny.edu.

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.