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MMC Science Student Blog

Welcome to the MMC Science Student Blog! Hear directly from our students about life in the classroom and the laboratory. For information about contributing to the blog, please contact Ashley Pirovano at apirovano@mmm.edu.


  • November 19
    by Julia Furnari ’20, Biology Major

    The Science Society has Your Organs!
    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...
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  • November 9
    by Jordan Barnett ’21, Biomedical Sciences and Behavioral Neuroscience Double Major

    Work Study Experience at MMC Biology
    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 ...
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  • November 7
    by Brandon Tran ’19, Biology Major

    Becoming A Part of the Scientific Community
    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...
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  • October 26
    by Hailey Gallegos ’21, Biology Major

    Giving Back
    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...
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  • October 12
    by Julia Furnari ’20, Biology Major

    We Heart Boobies! Do You?
    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...
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  • October 10
    by Brandon Tran, Biology Major

    Junior Biology Major on Work-Study Job as Junior Lab Assistant
    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...
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  • May 14
    by Madison Weisend ’20, Environmental Studies

    Caste and Water
    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...
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  • May 7
    by Coleman Spence ’18, Biology Major

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

    Bilayer
    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...
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  • April 23
    by Brandon Tran ’20, Biology Major

    Work Study in the Natural Sciences
    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...
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  • April 16
    by Victoria Whalen ’21, Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Studies Double Major

    Accepted Science Students: A Night to Remember
    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...
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  • April 9
    by Hailey Gallegos ’21, Biology Major

    Ohana Means Family. Family means a Classification Level of Organisms.
    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...
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  • March 27
    by Julia Furnari ’20, Biology Major

    Exploring the Heart
    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...
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