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Welcome to the Website of the Nathan Lents Laboratory


Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
Deputy Chair, Department of Sciences
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The City University of New York

Associate Professor of Biochemistry, CUNY Graduate Center

Office: 05.61.06  (x4504)
Lab: 05.62

The Lents Lab, Feb 2013

The Lents lab (2011, Michael Lugo missing) 



The Lents lab (2009, Michael Lugo, Anthony Ho missing)

If you are a student or prospective student and are interested in working in the Lents lab, please contact him early and often!

Our laboratory has three ongoing projects in the area of molecular biology and forensic science.

In one project, we are exploring the detection of controlled substances in urine and analyzing ways that people use to circumvent that detection.

In another project, we are exploring how the diversity of bacteria present on human skin changes upon the death of the human host.

And the third project in the lab involves the development of blood cells and how certain genes turn on and off during that process.

For more information about these projects, please visit the "Current Research Projects" page, listed on the top of the menu bar to the left.





Below are pictures of various events in the cell cycle.  The microtubules of the cells are stained green, while the DNA is stained blue.