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The CUNY Ph.D. Program in Biology provides its students with interdisciplinary research and training opportunities in the world-class laboratories of doctoral faculty located both at CUNY campuses throughout New York City, and at affiliated institutions: The New York Botanical Garden and The American Museum of Natural History.

Biology subprograms include:

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (EEB) Behavior, ecology, evolution, and systematics. From anatomy to zoogeography. Faculty include members of the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History.

Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCD) Molecular basis of cell function, of prokaryotic systems, of animal and plant development, and of complex biological processes such as the immune and nervous systems.

Neuroscience (NS) Organization and function of nervous systems, approached from biochemical, cellular, organismal, and environmental perspectives. Faculty include staff of the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities. This subprogram is now part of the broader CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative.

Plant Sciences (PS) Study of major plant taxa from bryophytes to flowering plants at every level of organization from the molecular to the ecosystem. Work ranges from theoretical to socioeconomic. Faculty include members of the curatorial staff of the New York Botanical Garden.

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Laurel Ann Eckhardt

Executive Officer
Graduate Center
Biology
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 100164309


Phone: (212) 817-8100

Joan A. Reid

Assistant Program Officer
Graduate Center
Biology
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 100164309


Phone: (212) 817-8100