Our students carry out their research under the mentorship of faculty members at any of 8 CUNY senior colleges and 2 Affiliated institutions. See Student Profiles for a listing of current students.
Faculty representatives to the Biology Ph.D. Program are found at each CUNY campus to assist students working there. A list of these Graduate Deputy Chairs is provided below.
Biology PhD student bowling party! May 2015
Bernard M. Baruch College
Prof. Chester Zarnoch
Prof. Shaneen Singh
City College of New York
Prof. Adrian Rodriguez-Contreras
College of Staten Island
Prof. Lisa Manne
Prof. Patricia Boyle Rockwell
Prof. Edward Kennelly
Prof. John Dennehy
CUNY School of Medicine
Prof. Andreas Kottmann
Prof. Lesley Emtage
Advanced Science Research Center
Prof. Orie Shafer
Students have access both to libraries at the CUNY campus with which they are affiliated and to the Mina Rees Library at the Graduate Center. Go to the CUNY campus (and Affiliated Institutions) links above for more information on campus libraries.
The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development (OCPPD)
Research and Training
Basic Laboratory Techniques
Leave of Absence Request
Current Student Forms
The Graduate Center Website Services
One of the learning goals for students in the Biology PhD Program is the attainment of communication skills that prepare students to both present their research to professional audiences and to explain biology to non-scientists and students of science. To this end, one of the Program requirements is that students teach a minimum of two semesters at the college-level (for example, a laboratory course in each of two semesters).
In order to prepare students for this teaching experience, the Program hosts a Teaching Workshop in the spring semester for first year students. Students also learn by example: attending at least one college-level science class representative of the courses PhD students will teach. Most students fulfill the minimum teaching requirement in their second year in the Program.
Download useful resources for learning to teach effectively below
The Bloom Scale of Student Learning
References from Sally Gail Hoskins' Spring 2010 Teaching Workshop