MENU
MMC Science Student Blog

Welcome to the MMC Science Student Blog! Hear directly from our students about life in the classroom and the laboratory.


  • May 16
    by Brandon Tran, ’19, Biology Major

    Brandon Tran, '19
    This academic year has been characterized by learning outside of the classroom, for myself personally. I learned a lot this year this regards to my potential professional and academic future and have felt a substantial growth from where I began at...
    Read More...



  • April 26
    by Jordan Barnett, ’21, Biomedical Sciences and Behavioral Neuroscience Double Major

    Jordan Barnett '21
    Too often black people are silenced or their account is not considered valid, and that it why having the Henrietta Lacks Film Screening and Discussion was so important. Henrietta Lacks was a black woman living in Baltimore when she was diagnosed wi...
    Read More...



  • March 25
    by Brandon Tran, ’19, Biology Major

    Brandon Tran, '19
    At the beginning of this year, I was given the opportunity to apply to become a part of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Honor Society. A few weeks ago, I was informed of my acceptance into the Honor Society. I wi...
    Read More...



  • March 15
    by Stephanie Constant, ’19, Behavioral Neuroscience Major

    Stephanie Constant, '19
    Throughout my junior year I had changed my major from B.A. in Biology to B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience because of Dr. Sampoli’s Drugs and the Brain class. Her class inspired me to change majors because it made me realize what passion I had fo...
    Read More...



  • March 7
    by Madison Weisend ’20, Environmental Studies and Political Science

    Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
    Only 1 in 3 girls select to study STEM in higher education. This month, on the 11th of February, we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. As an NGO intern at the United Nations, I was able to attend a panel discussion of ...
    Read More...



  • February 19
    by Brandon Tran ’19, Biology Major

    Brandon Tran '19, Biology Major
    Presenting at a conference seems nerve-racking to many, and it is rightfully so. Once you get past the idea that presenting is scary it is actually very fun. Presenting work that you have spent time on, whether that be days, weeks, or mon...
    Read More...



  • December 17
    by Jordan Barnett ’21, Biomedical Sciences and Behavioral Neuroscience Double Major

    Jordan Barnett '21
    Hello, my name is Jordan Barnett and I am a junior Biomedical Sciences/Behavioral Neuroscience student at Marymount Manhattan College. I am the Vice President of Science Society, Secretary of Psychology Club, and a member of the Student Activities ...
    Read More...



  • November 30
    by Chloe Dacosta ’19, Biology Major

    Chloe Dacosta '19
    This summer I had the privilege of being accepted as one of two general internship recipients at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center. I have continuously devoted my time to bridging the gap between dance/ external e...
    Read More...



  • November 26
    by Madison Weisend ’20, Environmental Studies and Political Science

    Madison Weisend '20
    I boarded the flight to go to the University at Buffalo, my laptop in my bag, filled with notes and photos that detail my field research. I was accepted into the University’s first annual Conference on South Asian Studies, an opportunity for whic...
    Read More...



  • November 19
    by Julia Furnari ’20, Biology Major

    Julia Furnari ‘20
    My name is Julia Furnari ’20 and I have the pleasure in being the current president of MMC’s Science Society! We are a club under our school’s chapter of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The mission of Scie...
    Read More...



  • November 9
    by Jordan Barnett ’21, Biomedical Sciences and Behavioral Neuroscience Double Major

    Jordan Barnett '21
    Hello, my name is Jordan Barnett and I am a junior Biomedical Sciences/Behavioral Neuroscience student at Marymount Manhattan College. I am the Vice President of Science Society, Secretary of Psychology Club, and a member of the Student Activities ...
    Read More...



  • November 7
    by Brandon Tran ’19, Biology Major

    Brandon Tran '19
    As a research student in Dr. Ann Aguanno’s laboratory, I’ve been given the opportunity to learn and enhance different skills and research techniques in the cell culture field. I have to put in a continuous effort to improve and learn new materi...
    Read More...



  • October 26
    by Hailey Gallegos ’21, Biology Major

    Hailey Gallegos '21 (Left)
    When people hear the word science, they are often a little apprehensive. However, there is no reason to be scared of it! Kids should be taught to not to be afraid of science, and exposed to it as much as possible. I volunteer at an organization kno...
    Read More...



  • October 12
    by Julia Furnari ’20, Biology Major

    Julia Furnari '20
    My name is Julia Furnari and I am the current president of the Science Society at MMC. This past Wednesday, the Science Society and Pre-Med Club joined forces to spread our love and support of boobies for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The two club...
    Read More...



  • October 10
    by Brandon Tran, Biology Major

    Brandon '20
    My name is Brandon Tran, and I am a junior B.S. Biology major. Attending Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), a predominantly liberal arts college, as a B.S. Biology major is a very unique experience. I participate in many different extracurricular a...
    Read More...



  • May 14
    by Madison Weisend ’20, Environmental Studies

    Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
    Water is the lifeline of our world, the quencher of our thirst, the sustenance of aquatic ecosystems, and the backbone of the global economy. I was given the opportunity to study abroad in India during my sophomore year at MMC, and have been living...
    Read More...



  • May 7
    by Coleman Spence ’18, Biology Major

    Coleman EB 2018
    This past week I was able to attend the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego California. This conference is an annual meeting of 25 different societies, one of which is the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, of which M...
    Read More...



  • May 3
    by Hope Kenmore ’20, Biology and Dance Double Major

    Hope and her dancers before the performance of Bilayer. Costumes by Mondo Morales.
    My name is Hope Kenmore, and despite MMC being a tiny school, I have the unique privilege of studying in two very separate departments. I’m currently working towards a BA in Biology, while at the same time training as a BFA student in the conser...
    Read More...



  • April 23
    by Brandon Tran ’20, Biology Major

    Brandon Tran '20, Biology Major
    My name is Brandon Tran, and I am a sophomore B.S. Biology major. Attending Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), a predominantly liberal arts college, as a B.S. Biology major is a very unique experience. I participate in many different extracurricula...
    Read More...



  • April 16
    by Victoria Whalen ’21, Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Studies Double Major

    Accepted Students Night 2018
    On March 22, 2018, I was lucky enough to have volunteered for the Accepted Students Night for science majors and let me just say: If you weren’t there you really missed out! As a small and close knit section of Marymount Manhattan, it was exciti...
    Read More...



  • April 9
    by Hailey Gallegos ’21, Biology Major

    Hailey Gallegos (second from the left) and her Urban Ecosystems group with Dr. Leri after present...
    What will it be like? Am I going to fit in? Will I be successful? These are questions that I asked myself so many times before going to college. My whole life I had thought of this moment, the moment that I got to do what I wanted with my life. On...
    Read More...



  • March 27
    by Julia Furnari ’20, Biology Major

    Julia with her pig heart (pre-dissection)
    A perfect day in the life of a biology student: you walk into lab and see… dissecting trays! This was my exact reaction when I walked into my physiology lab several weeks ago. A lab on a Friday that ends at 5:30pm… talk about a drag. But, I alw...
    Read More...


 


Follow Us on Instagram!

Follow Us »