Situated in New York City’s Greenwich village, the NYU’s Biology department is home to highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research that strives to address some of today’s most pressing problems. Our research and teaching spans from cellular and molecular biology, through organismal biology, to larger scale processes impacting the diversity of life on earth. As part of NYU’s global network, we enjoy interactions with colleagues around the globe, including the research campuses of NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. Our location in the heart of NYC furthermore embeds us in the rich scientific environment of the city, including faculty jointly appointed with the New York Genome Center, as well as strong interactions with the NY Botanic Garden, American Museum of Natural History, Simons Foundation and Sloan Foundation.
Our department is composed of a truly international mix of junior and senior scientists. As such, we are committed to building an inclusive learning environment that benefits from the diversity of experiences and perspectives that our members bring to bear on a problem. Our PhD, MS and undergraduate programs all emphasize innovative training experiences to empower the next generation of biologists worldwide. We are also highly committed to a more diverse science workforce: we run a summer undergraduate program as well as participating in ARISE and other programs to foster diversity and to communicate our love of science.
While we pride ourselves on the rigor of our research, we have also prioritized hiring new faculty members who are not only outstanding scientists but wonderful human beings. In the coming year, we will be welcoming six new faculty members and will continue to grow into the future. It is an exciting time to take the reins, and I very much look forward to the years to come.
Please explore our website and consider joining us!
Joy Bergelson, Chair