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Advising for Biochemistry Majors

Undergraduate Biochemistry Advisors

Dr. Lyman and Dr. Holdener

Undergraduate Biochemistry advisors work with all Biochemistry majors, to assist in: course selection, identification of research advisors, preparation of graduate school applications, and identification of career paths.

During summer sessions, please email advisors to confirm their availability.

Dr. Bernadette Holdener (Students with last names A-I)

Dr. Holdener will be unavailable for advising June  28 - July 8th; please meet with Dr Lyman 

Mondays 10-12; Wednesdays 12-2; Fridays 10-11 (or email for an appointment)
Location: 346 CMM Phone: 631-632-8292 

Dr. Nisson Schechter (Students with last names J-R)Dr. Nisson Schechter

Dr. Schechter will be unavailable for advising Summer 2016, please see Dr. Holdener or Dr. Lyman

Monday-Friday, 3-5pm (or make appt. by email)
Location: HSC, 10th Floor, Room 034Phone: 631-444-1368 

Dr. Harvard Lyman (Students with last names S-Z)

Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm
Location: Room 472, Life Sciences Building
Phone: 631-632-8534Fax: 631-632-8575 debbie facultyEmail:

Dr. Deborah Brown (Honors Thesis Advisor - all students)

hours by appointment
Location: Room 416, Life Sciences BuildingPhone: 631-632-8563
Fax: 631-632-8575 

Additional Stony Brook University Advisors

Biochemistry majors also have access to a number of other specialized advisors that can help students prepare for successful graduation, careers, and graduate studies.

Undergraduate Biology advisors help freshman, sophomore, and transfer students with the transition to Stony Brook University undergraduate biology courses. Assists students with BIO course scheduling issues such as course wait lists, permission to register, and BIOLOGY course retake permission.

The Undergraduate Colleges are designed to support and develop the interests of students and assist them in taking advantage of the vast resources Stony Brook has to offer. Each Undergraduate College has assigned advisors who are available to help you make good decisions about a wide range of topics relevant to your academic success: course scheduling, academic goal setting, academic program decisions, explanation and interpretaion of University policies, referral to University resources and more!.

Academic and transfer advising office provides overall communication to Stony Brook undergraduates about academic advising and the evaluation of transfer credits for general education requirements. Helps students develop their academic plans for graduation and works with students in academic difficulty. Evaluates transfer credits and serves as a central communicator regarding academic deadlines, policies, and events to all undergraduate.

Pre-health advising office provides a wealth of general information related to preparation of undergraduates for application to pre-dental, pre-med, pre-optometry, pre-podiatry, and pre-veterinary students

Career Center helps students identify their strengths and interests and turn majors into careers. Assists students with preparation of resumes, cover letters, e-Portfolios, interviewing experience, internships, co-ops, and community service opportunities. Provides advise on establishing professional connections with employers, networks, alumni, diversity groups, and others who can help.

Disability Support Services (DSS) assists students with disabilities in accessing the many resources of the University. Individuals with visual, mobility and hearing impairment as well as those with hidden disabilities such as chronic medical conditions, psychological, and learning disabilities are invited to make use of the services and equipment available. Individuals with permanent or temporary disabilities are also encouraged to consult with DSS. The DSS staff is here to support your interactions with faculty, staff and community agencies.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free and confidential services available to currently enrolled students taking at least six credit hours. Included are crisis intervention, brief counseling for individuals, couples, and groups; consultation to students, faculty, staff, friends, and parents; assistance with referrals to community resources.

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