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Bratu Lab Images Featured In Cell

Images From Diana Bratu's lab, taken by Dr. Irina Catrina are featured in Cell's Journal Picture Show, called Reproduction.

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Hunter Mourns Passing of Prof Marie Filbin
On January 15 2014, Distinguished Professor of Biology Marie T. Filbin passed away

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Howard Hughes Program at Hunter
Left. Howard Hughes undergrad Scholars. Right New York City High School School teachers visit the Biology Department


Bio. Department News

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Access The Gene Center Mail Server

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Hunter's Quantitative Biology Initiative

Hunter College is one of only nine institutions of higher education in the country to offer an interdisciplinary program in quantitative biology.  Students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics can add a quantitative biology concentration to their major.  Among the many benefits of this innovative program are access to competitive scholarships, small classes, training by a multidisciplinary team of research scientists and dedicated academics, individual mentoring, the opportunity to participate in research conducted at Hunter and nationally, topnotch preparation for graduate studies and for scientific careers in this new frontier.

To watch the QuBI Video click here

To find out more click here.

MARC Program at Hunter



The MARC Programs at Hunter College is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and are intended to encourage talented undergraduate minority students to pursue a career in research and science. Students in both programs receive a scholarship and financial support for conducting research throughout the academic year in a Hunter College laboratory. For more information click here.

Socrates Center


The Socrates Center is a multimedia learning center for biology students. It is a quiet place to study, connect with other students and utilize a number of computer, audiovisual and printed resources. Students may also use our computers to write papers, check e-mail and browse the Internet. In addition, BIOL 100/102 instructors will hold their office hours in the Center. Tutoring in biology is also available. Please contact for further info or call 212-772-5216.
Location: B1 level of Library (Hunter East, 3rd floor entrance)

Phone (Desk):  772-5190

Director:  Sam Gelman (772-5216)


Our Department

Hunter College is located at the intersection of 68th Street and Lexington ave. in Manhatten's upper East Side. The Biology department occupies the 8th and 9th floors of the Hunter North building. The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences parallels that of Hunter College: to provide a quality education for our undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to participate productively in their chosen pursuits. Read More

Bio Department Advising Schedule

Students: To talk with a faculty advisor check out the department Fall Advising Schedule

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Brain Health

Q &A session hosted at Hunter College hosted by Biology professor Roger Persell  on issues related to the aging brain and brain health issues.

Click below  on "Read More" to watch a video of the panel discussion. The talk was part of Brain Awareness Week in New York.

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New York City Society for Neuroscience Newsletter

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Click here to read the spring newsletter from the greater NYC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience


Biology Club News

Interested in Pursuing a Graduate Degree??

The Biology Club Presents


Q&A Event on the Graduate School Process?

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Financial support available for:

Summer Internship, Graduate School, Post Bac. Experiences, Medical School, M.D./Ph.D. Programs, Postdoctoral Fellowships. Are you interested in a summer internship or perhaps seeking support for graduate school, medical school, an M.D./Ph.D. degree program or a postdoctoral research experience?

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The Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR)


 The Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function has been renamed The Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR) The CTBR is a consortium of researchers within Hunter College of The City University of New York — one of the largest public universities in the nation. It boasts unparalleled quality and diversity in its researchers on both the faculty and graduate student levels.

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Department Calendar

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Mon Oct 20 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Monica Mugnier, Tracking the In Vivo Dynamics of Antigenic Variation in African Trypanosomes
Wed Oct 22 @01:00PM - 02:00PM
Allyson Friedman, TBA
Mon Oct 27 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Alma Rodenas-Ruano, TBA

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Program

hughes_funding_logo.jpgThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Science Education Program at Hunter College offers academic year and summer research internships for undergraduate biology majors, a summer biology education workshop for New York City public middle school and high school teachers, research laboratory outreach initiatives for high school students, and mentor support for junior faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences. The program is currently accepting applications for it's summer off campus internships. For more information about the internship click here. For application forms for the internships click here.
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Scholarship Opportunity

SciMON (Science Mathematics Opportunities Network) is an innovative institutional initiative designed to enhance the extraordinary research and mentoring programs available to students who study science and mathematics at Hunter College. For more info click here

BP - Endure Program at Hunter/NYU


Scholarship Opportunity

Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York University, Brown University, University of Michigan, and Vanderbilt University are forming partnership with the aims to develop a neuroscience training program that will prepare students from diverse backgrounds to enter into and succeed in PhD programs in the neurosciences.

For details how to apply for this program click here

Application Deadline Jan 31st