Department of Biomedical Sciences

Department Faculty

Message from the Chair

A. Martin Gerdes                            

Welcome. I have been associated with eight medical schools during my career with reputations ranging across the spectrum. Having served as a department chair or institute director for about 30 years, I have had an unusual opportunity to see what works and what does not work from the inside.

I came to NYITCOM because I saw a rare opportunity to help build a wonderful medical school with a research model for the future. I was attracted by leadership who simply wanted to make this a better place every day they came to work. I was most impressed by the positive attitude and enthusiasm of the student body and faculty. At the time, I knew little about the Osteopathic profession. Since my arrival, however, I have personally benefited from Osteopathic treatments on two occasions. In one case, restoration of normal mobility after a leg injury was a life changing event for me.

After being here more than ten years, I can honestly say that NYITCOM is the best place I have been. Faculty are dedicated to providing lifelong learning skills to our students. Research quality, breadth, and productivity have improved dramatically within the department, providing a broad array of new research opportunities for our students. I am excited about the future of medicine and am confident that our students will be well prepared for it.

A. Martin Gerdes, Ph.D.,
Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences


The Department of Biomedical Sciences is committed to instilling lifelong learning skills in our students while advancing basic and translational medical research discoveries.


Explore biochemistry, histology, microbiology, molecular biology, and related fields.  Our areas of research include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Diabetes
  • Neuroscience
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Renal function


Departmental Seminar Series


Contact Us

Long Island (Old Westbury)

A. Martin Gerdes, Department Chair
Rockefeller, room 212

Te-Mei Lee, Office Administrator/Assistant to Chair