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

Virtual Front Desk

We are going to officially start doing a Virtual Front Desk through Zoom starting at 11:00 AM on the days posted below. If you have any question or concern related to any chemistry course, advisor or declaration of major/minor or grad check, please join us. Please remember that you will need to login to zoom using your CCNY email credentials.


  • Wednesday, April 21st 2021
  • Friday, April 23rd 2021

Zoom Link: https://ccny.zoom.us/j/2126506103  

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

Faculty And Staff Profiles


Our Students

Carla De la Cruz

Biochemistry M.S. student Carla De La Cruz has won the 2020 Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association Scholarship Award. Carla works on the mammalian odorant receptors in the Ryan lab. Congratulations Carla. 


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.

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

Birthe B. Kragelund

Wed May 12th, 2021: Birthe B. Kragelund will be giving a seminar on the paper, Disordered Protein Complexes— A Rethinking of Molecular Communication? from 12:00-1:00PM. View this seminar at: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/j/88065912335

Chem dept luncheon

Thurs May 13th, 2021: Please join us for our Annual Graduate Celebration & Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 12:30-2:00 PM. This event will be hold virtually through zoom. We hope to see you all there! Zoom link: https://ccny.zoom.us/j/86877340786