Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide rigorous training in Chemistry and Biochemistry for undergraduate and graduate students, to integrate leadership, mentoring, curiosity and creativity, inclusion, the scientific method, and the belief that an ethical application of chemistry, the central science, can benefit the world for the greater good.

About the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office Hours

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has resumed in-person office hours in Marshak Hall, Rm 1024 on the following days:

Mondays, Tuesdays. and Thursdays: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesdays: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Alternating Fridays: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Virtual Front Desk

The Virtual Front Desk will be by appointment on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at the Zoom Link: https://ccny.zoom.us/j/2126506103.
Email chemdept@ccny.cuny.edu to schedule an appointment. Please remember that you will need to login to zoom using your CCNY email credentials.  

Advising Clinic

Click here for more information regarding advising for your major. You can also find information about degree requirements, minor requirements, forms and degree checklists. This information is important to review before consulting with your advisor.

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Our Faculty 


Professor Maria Tamargo is new National Academy of Engineering member. Earlier this year Maria was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, for "forging the way toward an inclusive science and engineering research community, and for contributions to molecular-beam epitaxy of semiconductor materials.” This week (Feb 28) at the annual meeting, they introduced the new members and will hold a ceremony in person at next year’s meeting. Congratulations Maria. Read More

Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Teresa Bandosz earns CUNY Distinguished Professorship

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Our Students


Ph.D. student Roksana Azad (Biochemistry), a student researcher in the Structural Biology Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (CUNY ASRC), was awarded an F31 Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Health. The award, of more than $97,000 over three years, will go towards Azad’s tuition and health insurance, and will provide a stipend as well as travel to scientific meetings. Read more here.

mathiu perez

The first graduate of the Biochemistry Accelerated Masters Program, Mathiu Perez, has earned an Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship from the NIH. With the program, Mathiu will pursue an MD-Ph.D. degree through studies at Oxford University, Cambridge University, and the University of California, San Francisco. Read more here.

Kaitlyn Toy

2021 Chemistry and Biochemistry Ward Medal Winner

The Ward Medal is awarded each year to the student who graduates with the best academic record among all Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. The recipient of the 2021 Ward Medal is Kaitlyn Toy, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with research honors. She has worked in structural biology at the Advanced Science Research Center in the laboratory of Prof. Kevin Gardner, where she studied the structure and function of histidine kinases. She has also worked in clinical research at New York University where she studied progressive relaxation and other behavioral methods and their effects on migraines. Her research has been published under BioRxv and Headache, and she has been an S Jay Levy Fellow and a Goldsmith Scholar. Kaitlyn has worked with the Chemistry department as a chemistry recitation leader and coordinator, to help teach and lead discussions on general chemistry. She has also worked as a CUNY Deerfield fellow, to help analyze and model pharmaceutical companies. After graduation, Kaitlyn will be working as a research associate for the Getz lab at The Broad Institute. Long term, she hopes to pursue graduate school to study cancer biology.

Baskerville Chemical Society 

Baskerville Chemical Society

Check out our own Chemistry/Biochemistry club, Baskerville Chemical Society! Click here to read more about the club and how you can join.  


Check out the latest news in chemistry.

George John AOCS

4/7/2021: Congratulations to Professor George John, who won the 2021 Edible Application Technology Division Outstanding Achievement Award by the American Oil Chemists' Society. Professor John will describe multifunctional, non-toxic molecular assemblies which heirarchically organize to form 3D structures and solidify oils at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo May 3-14. 

Teresa Bandosz

3/26/2021: Professor Teresa Bandosz has been awarded a prestigious Japan Society of the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship in order to conduct research in Japan. She will work at the  Sinshu University in Nagano in order to research In-pore confinement-aided utilization of versatile sulfur in energy science. Professor Bandosz's research is in the area of environmental chemistry, in environmental applications of adsorption/desorption phenomena, with the design of new materials for energy related applications, catalysis,  gas storage/separation, and photooxidation. She is also Editor for the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Says Bandosz: “It’s a great opportunity and I am grateful and honored by the society to take this position  and to work with Prof. Kaneko and his research group at Shinshu University, Research Initiative for Supra-Materials, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, on this exiting topic.

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Degree Programs

Learn about the undergraduate and graduate programs that we offer. 



ACS Accreditation: obtain an ACS Approved Bachelors in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Here’s how: www.ccny.cuny.edu/chemistry/acs-accreditation 

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Contact Information

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Marshak Science Building
Room 1024
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031

p: 212.650.8402
f:  212.650.6107
e: chemdept@ccny.cuny.edu

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Upcoming Events

Kevin Brown

Please join us on Monday May 2nd 2022 where Kevin Brown will be giving a seminar on the paper, Development of Alkene Functionalization Reactions for Complex Molecule Synthesis and Building Block Design via Zoom from 12:00-1:00PM. Join Meeting at: https://ccny.zoom.us/j/85798688252