The College of Staten Island of  The City University of New York

Department of Chemistry
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314

A comprehensive research resource for state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has been established at the College of Staten Island. It consists of three  NMR spectrometers (600, 300 and 200 MHz) and a number of SUN and SGI UNIX workstations. Directed by Professors Ruth Stark and Fred Naider, this facility is primarily utilized by the researchers at the Department of Chemistry. In addition, it is made available to academic, industrial, and governmental researchers. The facility is managed by Dr. Hsin Wang.

600 MHz 

UNITYplus   300 MHz 

UNITY   200 MHz 

NMR related Projects at the Department of Chemistry include research works in the following groups:

Prof. James Batteas' Group

Prof. Probal Bannerjee's Group

Prof. Fred Naider's Group

Prof. Ruth E. Stark's Group

Typical internal CUNY projects that rely on these advanced NMR facilities span the areas of rational drug design, nutritional therapy, protein structure and folding, plant-derived medicines, crop protection, and polymer manufacturing. Staff members at the CUNY Center for Applied Biomedicine and Biotechnology (CABB) are also working to optimize protocols for structure determination of complex biological molecules and intractable natural products. Underlying both internal and collaborative studies at the NMR Facility is the expectation that knowledge of the relevant molecular structures will yield practical functional information in the areas of human physiology, food production, and advanced materials design.

NMR takes scientific researchers to the level of individual molecules in their efforts to address key problems in biomedicine and chemical technology. Through scientific collaborations and with the benefit of computer networking, the CUNY facilities are used and supported financially by researchers at numerous academic, governmental, and industrial institutions. For instance, chemists at CUNY CSI and Monsanto Company are conducting joint 13C and 2H solid-state NMR experiments to understand the waterproofing and antifungal functions of the skin of plants. In partnership with Staten Island’s NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, these CUNY scientists are using high-field two-dimensional NMR to develop a molecular basis for the action of anticonvulsant drugs. CUNY CSI researchers are also using 1H and 13C NMR along with their counterparts at Hoechst-Celanese to characterize materials used industrially in packaging films and oil additives. At Hunter College, New York City’s Innovir Laboratories is monitoring the modification of polynucleotides with 31P NMR. Diatide Corporation is carrying out one- and two-dimensional NMR experiments to examine the molecular structure and metal binding sites of radiolabeled peptide drug candidates.

Faculty in Charge

                            Dr. Ruth E. Stark, College of Staten Island, Tel: (718) 982-3894 email:
                            Dr. Fred Naider, College of Staten Island, Tel: (718) 982-3896  email:

Facility Manager

                     Dr. Hsin Wang, College of Staten Island, Tel: (718) 982-3809 email: