Biotechnology : Overview

Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Contact Information

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
26 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3005

Phone: 716.829.3630
Fax: 716.829.3601
Web Address:
Paul J. Kostyniak
Kate Rittenhouse-Olson
Program Director
Leah Doherty
Undergraduate Program Advisor


The biotechnology program provides intensive, hands-on laboratory-based coursework and training which will allow our graduates to master a diverse array of skills in the field of biotechnology. The biotechnology program incorporates the theoretical concepts taught in lectures with the fundamental practical application of these theories in the intensive laboratory component of our program. The emphasis is on real-life proficiency in the theory as well as practice of biotechnology. Based on this focus, it is expected that the high level of hands-on laboratory training received in our program will enable students to be prepared, upon graduation, to be immediately competitive in the biotechnology job market. Since the coursework is focused on supplying the students with skills in and comprehension of a wide variety of laboratory techniques, it is expected that the training acquired in the program will also enable graduates from our program to qualify for acceptance into a graduate or professional program. Whether the proficiency received here serves as a terminal degree or lays the foundation for entry into a graduate or professional school, students receive a high level of one-on-one training and faculty interaction that is exceptional.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:30 EST