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:   Thursday, 6/20/19
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

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 Opportunities at CSI

High school and undergraduate students are offered the opportunity to participate in high-level research opportunities at CSI’s Biological and Chemical Sciences Building during June and July. Our dedicated professors are generously volunteering their time to deliver two-week sessions/thirty-hour workshops to prospective high school students and college undergraduates.

Metagenomics: Still Accepting HIGH SCHOOL AND College UNDERGRADUATE Students
To apply: https://forms.gle/WDfHAyYLgwcgRFVj7 (application will be open until 7/1/19)


  • 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

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!

Gateway to Science: Experiments and Computations in Chemistry: STILL ACCEPTING CSI UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY
To apply: https://forms.gle/Px8ga77Y9BbDNogW8


  • Rupal Gupta, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Chemistry; PhD Programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, CUNY Graduate Center.
  • Angelo Bongiorno, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Chemistry; PhD Programs in Chemistry and Physics, CUNY Graduate Center.


  • Perform characterization of human proteins involved in immune response
  • Use modern experimental techniques to detect the presence and activity of metal ions (such as zinc) in human proteins
  • Learn how computer simulations and supercomputers can be used to explore and understand biochemical systems at a molecular level
  • Run atomistic computer simulations and learn to visualize structure and dynamics of biological molecules
  • Visit and talk to scientists at the High-Performance Computer Center (HPCC)


  • Experiencing the life of a chemist working in experimental labs and high-performance computer centers
  • Learning the basics of protein characterization and computational modeling
  • Working side-by-side with graduate students and professors at the College of Staten Island


  • Open to curious undergraduate students at CSI wondering if research is for you OR high school students (preferably who have applied and accepted our offer of admission for the Fall 2019 semester)
  • Meet minimum academic standards (85.0 Grade Point Average, unweighted, and 600 MATH SAT). No Advanced Placement (AP) in Biology and/or Chemistry course necessary
  • Students with a genuine interest in the sciences but not pursuing a science curriculum are welcome to apply as long as they have completed a course in Chemistry

To Apply: Complete the short application online: https://forms.gle/73pTcykZ5Zm24PXv9



  • 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

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.