The physical resources available to students in the Graduate School are excellent. The College's research laboratories, located in the Basic Sciences Building and other adjacent buildings, are equipped with state-of-the-art investigative equipment that provides the capacity for protein sequencing, mass spectometry, gas or liquid (HPLC) chromatography, confocal and intravital microscopy, cell cytometry, in vivo physiological monitoring and other advanced research techniques. Our Comparative Medicine Facility, which is fully accredited by the prestigious Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, provides excellent housing and husbandry for research animals. Specialized accommodations for large, small, and pathogen-free animals are available. Several small procedure rooms are also available for sterile surgery, diagnostic testing, and veterinary treatment.
The Health Sciences Library contains an extensive collection of periodicals and books relevant to the medical science disciplines. On-line computer databases and journals allow remote access to the current scientific literature, gene libraries, factual reference material, and other retrievable information. An expanding collection of videotapes, software and other educational material is available for student use.
The Graduate School is located on a large, safe, and attractive campus in suburban Valhalla. The campus contains significant open and wooded space, and has a pleasant rural atmosphere. The uncrowded campus nevertheless includes not only the facilities of the Graduate School, but also buildings housing the College Administration, the College's School of Public Health, several clinical research labs and research institutes, and Westchester Medical Center.