he CUNY Plant Sciences PhD program, the most comprehensive of its kind in the New York area, is a long-standing joint program between CUNY and the New York Botanical Garden and consists of 30 doctoral faculty. Research areas include: biotechnology and metabolic engineering of plant biosynthetic pathways, natural product biochemistry, medicinal plants and economic botany, signal transduction in plants, plant-microbial interactions, in vitro production of plant natural products, plant development, cell biology, ecology, biodiversity and systematics. The CUNY Plant Sciences PhD program,  is one of four subprograms of the CUNY Biology PhD Program. The four subprograms are "Plant Sciences", "Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology", "Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior", and "Neuroscience." Students enroll in one of these subprograms but may take courses in other subprograms of Biology, or in other CUNY doctoral programs (such as Biochemistry or Chemistry) as well as at other universities in New York City that participate in the doctoral consortium. The City University of New York (CUNY), situated in one of the world's pre-eminent cities, is the largest urban university in the United States and its third-largest public university system. Some 200,000 students are enrolled for degrees on 20 campuses in all five boroughs of New York City. 

Plant Sciences PhD program: http://maize.lehman.cuny.edu/PlantPhD