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Current Students

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 (left panel) 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 shown below.

Graduate Deputy Chairs

Bernard M. Baruch College

Prof. David Gruber

Brooklyn College

Prof. Qi He

City College of New York

Prof. Adrian Rodriguez-Contreras

College of Staten Island

Prof. Jimmie E. Fata

Hunter College

Prof. Patricia Boyle Rockwell

Lehman College

Prof. Dwight T. Kincaid

Queens College

Prof. Cathy Savage-Dunn

York College

Prof. Louis Levinger

Student Teaching

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

Library Resources

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.

Useful Links

Below, you will find useful links to enhance your research and/or training

1. Learning basic laboratory techniques:

http://www.benchfly.com

Post-doctoral opportunities