Laina Karthikeyan


Office:
» Pearl 305 (P-305)


Phone:
» 718.260.5088


E-mail:
» lkarthikeyan
   @citytech.cuny.edu




A Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Department website! We offer courses that serve the needs of the entire college community. Specific courses are required by a number of health-related programs, while our introductory courses satisfy the college's laboratory science general education requirement. The department maintains an academic environment in which the potential of all students can be realized.

The department also offers a baccalaureate degree program (BS) in Biomedical Informatics. Biomedical informatics is an emerging field that optimizes the use of information in health care. The program equips students with the knowledge and technical skills needed to navigate the mass of biological and biomedical data that is increasingly driving new developments in pharmacology and therapeutics, molecular biology, biomedical science, and healthcare.

Training in cutting edge informatics systems, focusing on the increasing integration of informatics in medical care and research, gives students a distinct advantage in the work force. The career opportunities that await graduates of the program are numerous, spanning entry-level employment in clinics and hospitals to biotech and software companies as well as research laboratories. Graduates may also use the BS degree as a springboard for study in graduate and health profession schools, including medical school.

This program is unique within the City University of New York, and among the first truly integrated Biomedical Informatics program at the undergraduate level. Recognized by leaders in the field, our curriculum is crafted to provide comprehensive training in the use of vast biomedical databases in healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, and research settings.

I invite those looking for a challenging and ultimately rewarding career in healthcare to consider our innovative program. We welcome you to browse our website, to see if the distinctive characteristics of our program match your needs. We also invite you to visit our department and converse with our dynamic faculty, who will be happy to discuss your academic interests and options.

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