Research Centers

Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Robert Freedland, Director

The Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities (CDN) is supported jointly with the New York State Institute for Basic Research (IBR). The Center conducts, promotes, and sponsors research, education, and training in the developmental neurosciences with special emphasis on research and educational programs in the specific field of developmental disabilities. The Center has established research laboratories on campus for investigations in cellular and molecular neuroscience and provides advanced research training for graduate and undergraduate students.

Center for Environmental Science

Dr. Alfred M. Levine, Director

The Center for Environmental Science, established in 1987, provides support for research and policy recommendations concerning environmental problems. One of the major purposes of the Center is to define and solve environmental problems on Staten Island and its environs through research that includes studies of respiratory diseases, toxic and carcinogenic chemicals in the air, and the population at risk of lung cancer.