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The Ph.D. Program in Biochemistry, established in 1967, is consortial in nature, with faculty members drawn principally from the senior CUNY colleges. All research laboratories are located on the college campuses. The senior colleges that participate in the doctoral biochemistry program are: Brooklyn College (Biology and Chemistry departments), City College (Biology and Chemistry and Biochemistry departments), Hunter College (Biology and Chemistry departments), The College of Staten Island (Biology and Chemistry departments), John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Department of Sciences), Lehman College (Biology and Chemistry departments), Queens College (Biology and Chemistry and Biochemistry departments) and York College (Biology and Chemistry departments).

Lecture courses and basic seminars are given at The Graduate Center in Manhattan, whereas laboratory courses, advanced seminars and thesis research take place on the campuses where doctoral students serve an important function as instructors of undergraduate laboratory courses in biochemistry, biology, and chemistry. Students may also specialize in Molecular Biophysics.


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