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Biotechnology

General Information

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field that seeks to solve today's most challenging problems in such areas as human and animal health, agriculture, and the environment. The Biotechnology program enables students to take courses in areas that are critical in addressing biotechnological issues, including courses in biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, engineering, management, public policy, and law.  The program, which includes a senior-year capstone seminar and industry internship, prepares students for careers in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries as well as the health professions and graduate school. 


Major Requirements

The program requires courses in Biology, Engineering, Management and Public Policy. A senior year capstone class (Biotechnology Seminar) and research experience and/or industry internship are also part of this major.

View the details of the major and requirements in the course catalog.

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field that seeks to solve today's most challenging problems in such areas as human and animal health, agriculture, and the environment.

Program Directors

Ramesh Raina

Ramesh Raina 
Professor, Biology and Department Chair

Surabhi Raina

Surabhi Raina 
Assistant Professor
Biology

Program Faculty

Philip N.  Borer

Philip N.  Borer 
Emeritus

Mark  Braiman

Mark  Braiman 
Professor, Chemistry

Arindam (Ari)  Chakraborty

Arindam (Ari)  Chakraborty 
Associate Professor, Chemistry

James Dabrowiak

James Dabrowiak 
Emeritus, Chemistry

Robert Doyle

Robert Doyle 
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor - Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair - Department of Chemistry Syracuse University; Associate Professor of Medicine - SUNY, Upstate Medical University
Chemistry

Scott Erdman

Scott Erdman 
Associate Professor
Biology

Thomas P. Fondy

Thomas P. Fondy 
Professor
Biology

Anthony Garza

Anthony Garza 
Professor
Biology

Jeremy Gilbert

Jeremy Gilbert 
Professor of Biomaterials

Julie Hasenwinkel

Julie Hasenwinkel 
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Student Affairs - Engineering

James Henderson

James Henderson 
Associate Professor and Bioengineering Graduate Program Director Biomedical & Chemical Engineering

Bruce Hudson

Bruce Hudson 
Professor, Chemistry

James Kallmerten

James Kallmerten 
Professor, Chemistry

George M. Langford

George M. Langford 
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience; Professor of Biology; Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences

Yan-Yeung  Luk

Yan-Yeung  Luk 
Associate Professor, Chemistry

Moira A.  McDermott

Moira A.  McDermott 
Assistant Professor
Mathematics

Alexander McKelvie

Alexander McKelvie 
Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Eleanor Maine

Eleanor Maine 
Professor
Biology

M. Cristina Marchetti

M. Cristina Marchetti 
William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor
Physics

Mathew M Maye

Mathew M Maye 
Professor,
Chemistry

Jeff Meyer

Jeff Meyer 
Assistant Professor
Mathematics

Liviu Movileanu

Liviu Movileanu 
Professor
Physics

Melissa E. Pepling

Melissa E. Pepling 
Professor and Associate Chair
Biology

Dacheng Ren

Dacheng Ren 
Stevenson Endowed Professor - Engineering

Mark E. Ritchie

Mark E. Ritchie 
Professor
Biology

James T. Spencer

James T. Spencer 
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Chemistry

Michael B. Sponsler

Michael B. Sponsler 
Professor, Chemistry

Melody T. Sweet

Melody T. Sweet 
Assistant Professor
Biology

Nancy I. Totah

Nancy I. Totah 
Associate Professor

Roy D. Welch

Roy D. Welch 
Professor
Biology

Jason R. Wiles

Jason R. Wiles 
Associate Professor
Biology

Jon Zubieta

Jon Zubieta 
Distinguished Professor, Chemistry