Welcome to the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Fall 2023 Departmental Pre-Registration Week is Mar 20 to 26. Come in person to RE206 8:30 am to 12:30 pm or fill out the form available in the department office and drop it in the drop box after 12:30 pm during this week. Click here for tentative schedule for Fall 2023 chem classes

You can also register for summer 2023 courses. Click here for Summer 2023 Tentative Schedule Link

About Us

The Queens College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers American Chemical Society-certified courses in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Our undergraduate and graduate programs include existing BA, BA/MA and MA degrees in Chemistry with specializations in Chemistry and in Biochemistry.  In conjunction with secondary education, we also offer BA in chemistry education leading to NY state 7-12 chemistry certification. We strive to offer an integrated, broad-based, challenging educational experience to imbue students with the intellectual, experimental, and on-line interactive skills necessary to perform effectively in any field related to the chemical and biochemical sciences. The educational goals and pre-professional training of our programs are designed to deepen a student’s molecular perspective of the natural world with modern, quantitative and mechanism-based approaches, and to equip the student with the skills needed to thrive in the workplace.

Chemistry MA Program

The Chemistry MA program offers coursework and laboratory training for students preparing for careers in health, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and computational areas, or who plan to pursue PhD programs. Financial support is available for qualified stude​nts through fellowships, or positions as teaching or research assistants.

Recent Publications

Chen Group


Hersh Group


Jang Group


Mirkin Group


Rotenberg Group
  • V. Maddula, N.S. Holtzman, M.C. Nagan, S.A. Rotenberg “Phospho-mimetic mutation at Ser165 of a-tubulin promotes the persistence of GTP caps in microtubules” Biochemistry 61 :1508-1516, 2022. 
  • Ela Markovsky, Elisa de Stanchina, Aryeh Itzkowitz, Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman, Susan A.Rotenberg “Phosphorylation state of Ser165 in alpha-tubulin is a toggle switch that controls proliferating breast tumors” Cellular Signalling 2018, 52, 74-82. 

    Pathak Group


    Wang Group


    Office Information

    Chair: Dr. Jianbo Liu

    Deputy Chair: Dr. Sanjai Pathak

    Secretary: Ms. Elizabeth L. Zoiner

    Office Assistant: Ms. Kelly Barth

    Remsen 206

    Tel: 718-997-4100, 4482​

    Email: kelly.barth@qc.cuny.edu


    Advising Hours

    Advising Hours: In-person advising has resumed. Students can choose in-person or zoom advising on all days of the work week during the semester. Email kelly.barth@qc.cuny.edu to schedule appointment with advisor.

    Free Chemistry tutoring: Chemistry Honor Society and Queens College Learning Commons provide free tutoring services for chemistry students. Click here for Chem Honor Society Tutoring Information.


    Department News and Events

    Upcoming Event​s:​

    • Department Seminar
      Seminars are in-person at 11:15 am  RE 105
      March 20:
      “Fundamental Insights into Therapeutic Peptides Design and Delivery” Prof. Baofu Qiao, Baruch College
      Click here for complete Spring 2023 seminar schedule.
    • Other Events
      Fifth Annual Reimagining Science and Technology Education Conference
      at Queens College is on APRIL 28, 2023. This program is for aspiring teachers, current high school teachers, students and administrators. Click here for more information and registration.
      The 25th annual Thomas Hayden Chemistry Demo Show is tentativehttp://SciTechConference_Registration2023.pdfly scheduled for Jan 4, 2024. This show is open for local area high school students interested in science. If you are participating with your high school class, contact Prof. Pokay Ma (Pokay.Ma@qc.cuny.edu).