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Graduate studies in biology can be minute in scale or vast in scope.

As a graduate student, you are interested in continuing your studies in biology — a huge and diverse area of human knowledge that includes everything from the behavior that codes genetic information to enormous ecosystems that cover the surface of our planet.

Our Department of Biology offers numerous courses and programs of study that reflect the wide range and depth of options in the discipline. Areas of research include the behavior and evolution of marine animals, the production of biofuels, cell growth and cancer, meiosis, bioinformatics, and the interaction between microbes and their hosts in both health and disease.  Students have the opportunity to carry out their thesis research in one of our many research laboratories.  

Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Jennifer Basil
Deputy Chair: Charlene Forest

Location: 200 Ingersoll Hall Extension
Phone: 718.951.5396
Fax: 718.951.4659