Department of Biological Sciences

News: Biology Graduate, Ashley Castillo, was recognized as a Rising Latino Star 40 Under 40 for her achievements and was awarded in 2016 by the Hispanic Coalition of New York. Congratulations to Ashley!

News: Teacher of the Year Award Speech by Professor Maryam Bamshad - 2016 Lehman College Academic Convocation

NEWS: Featured Article by Professor Eleanore Wurtzel - Plants: The Chemistry Set of the Future - published in Science Journal.


  • Biology Student Greidy Diaz received the first Lehman Biology Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award.
  • Biology Student Juan A. Meija received the Kane Prize.
  • Biology Student Vadim Belinschi received the Departmental Award.


Message from the Chair,
Dr. Haiping Cheng


Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences. You have found the gateway towards a successful career in life sciences and beyond. We have designed our website to help you achieve your academic and career goals so please take a moment to explore the site.

We provide opportunities for education and research that span the breadth of biological sciences for training at the undergraduate and master's, levels. While the mission of our department is to provide you with a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary education in biological sciences, our faculty and staff are prepared to help you meet your career goals. With a degree in biology or by combining biology with related degrees, you can seek jobs in government, industry, health care, agriculture, marketing, publishing, education, computer science, and research. With additional training you can also pursue careers in medicine and law.





Last modified: Oct 21, 2016

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