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Welcome to the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


The interdisciplinary science of biochemistry draws from fundamental chemical theory and research techniques as the basis for explorations into problems of biology. Students participate in research early in their graduate work, and engage actively in a broadly based seminar and colloquium program. Areas of faculty research include:

  • Biochemical pharmacology
  • Bioenergetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Bioorganic chemistry
  • Biotechnology/biomaterials
  • Cancer biochemistry
  • Chemical biology
  • Enzymology and protein biochemistry
  • Immunochemistry
  • Lipid chemistry
  • Membrane structure, function, and transport
  • Metabolism and regulation
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular biophysics
  • Natural products
  • Neuroscience
  • Organelle biochemistry
  • Physical biochemistry/biophysical chemistry
  • Plant biochemistry
  • RNA biochemistry
  • Signal transduction
  • Structural biology
  • Systems biology

Header photo credit: Biochemistry student Sounak Ghosh Roy who investigates the expression of viral envelope protein in mammalian cells infected with flavivirus in the laboratory of Professor Zahra Zakeri at Queens College.


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