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CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Stephen J. Small
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, M.S.:
Professor Christine A. Rushlow
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, PH.D.:
Associate Professor Justin Blau
The department currently occupies newly constructed open-plan “loft” style research space in the Brown Building (floors 7, 8, 9, and 10) as well as in our brand new state-of-the-art Center for Genomics and Systems Biology located at 12 Waverly Place. The Genome Center features 6 floors of research space, a dedicated floor which houses Sequencing and Genomics Core facilities, a rooftop greenhouse, and basement growth and environmental chambers. All spaces are fully equipped to conduct contemporary biological research and our open floor plan promotes a spirit of collaboration and interactions within the Department.
The new Center for Genomics and Systems Biology highlights the Department’s newest area of growth and development, which draws on the complementary strengths of faculty in the Department of Biology and the Courant Institute of Math & Computer Science. The mission of our Center is to investigate biological regulatory mechanisms and their evolution at the level of systems and networks. The intellectual platform onto which this vision rests is to reconcile the level of molecular conservation at the genome & systems level with the dramatic diversity of life.
Master of Science Program in Biology
Applications for admission to the M.S. program are accepted on a continuing basis, and students may begin their studies in either the fall or spring semesters. Applicants for admission to the M.S. program must have successfully completed an undergraduate major in a science with a B average of better and must submit three letters of recommendation. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to the M.S. program.
Dual Degree Master of Science in Biology and Master of Business Administration
There is a combined M.S.-M.B.A. program which is offered jointly with the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. The M.S.-M.B.A. program will lead to an M.S. in Biology (GSAS) and an M.B.A. (Stern School of Business). Applicants must submit an application to both schools and students must be admitted to both programs to qualify for the joint degree. Each program’s application requirements must by satisfied. Students in the joint program earn 30 credits in GSAS-Biology and complete a qualifying paper and complete 54 credits in the Stern School of Business. The M.S.-M.B.A. is a full-time program, with the first year and summer semester at GSAS and the second and third years at Stern.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Biology
The department accepts a limited number of outstanding students into the Ph.D. program, which is a full-time program beginning in the Fall semester. Minimal requirements for admission to the Ph.D. program are an undergraduate major in a science with a B or better average; three letters of recommendation from individuals who are capable of assessing the applicant’s academic and scientific potential; and the Graduate Record Examination (the advanced test in biology is recommended).