Marymount Manhattan

Department of Natural Sciences

Student Opportunities

We strongly encourage students to participate in science through faculty-mentored research projects and outside internships.


FACULTY-MENTORED student Research

There are many opportunities for independent research experiences in the labs on the MMC campus.  Some of the current research topics in the Department include computational chemistry, environmental chemistry, urban ecology, medicinal microbiology, and molecular neurobiology.  Students are encouraged to contact individual faculty members to discuss research opportunities.

new york city INTERNSHIPS

Internships and independent study projects, co-mentored by Natural Sciences faculty and members of the many excellent NYC biomedical facilities, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University, Hospital for Special Surgery, Museum of Natural History, and Rockefeller University, have been a hallmark of the Department for years.  These internships allow students to gain valuable research experience while making career connections.

additional on-campus opportunities

Students can also build different skill sets through peer advising, tutoring, and assisting in the preparation and execution of laboratory courses.

In addition, our students maintain an active chapter of the Undergraduate Affiliate Network of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Watch Marisa Dunigan ‘15 work on her science research project at Brookhaven National Lab:

Watch Ashley Pirovano ‘13 explain why Biology majors should do undergraduate research:



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    On Saturday, April 12, 2014, five MMC students presented their research findings at the 8th Annual Undergraduate Symposium in the Biological and Chemical Sciences at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

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    In May 2014, junior Biology majors Marisa Dunigan and Katherine Ness traveled to the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Lab to conduct experiments in X-ray absorption spectroscopy with Prof. Leri.

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