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Student Awards

We are proud to recognize the achievements of many of our science students, in symposia and competitions beyond the walls of MMC.

Check out some of our recent awardees below:


Marjan Khan ’20

mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • Honorable Mention (Animal Biology Platform Award)Eastern Colleges Science Conference at Manhattan College, 2019

Tracy Tauro ’18

mentored by Prof. Ann Aguanno
  • 1st Place Honors (Biochemical Sciences)20th Annual Undergraduate Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 2017
  • Honorable Mention, 22nd Annual ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition, 2018

Rosie Wenrich ’17

mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • 1st Place Honors (Chemical Sciences), 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 2016

Marisa Dunigan ’15

mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • 1st Place Honors (Physiology), 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University, 2015
  • 1st Place Honors (Biological Sciences), 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 2014

Katie Ness ’15

mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • 2nd Place Honors (Environmental Science), 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University, 2014
 Alice Trye ’15
mentored by Prof. Ann Aguanno
  • 1st Place Honors (Cellular & Molecular Biology), 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University, 2014
  • 2nd Place Honors (Cellular & Molecular Biology), 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University, 2013

 Anna Patruno ’14

mentored by Prof. Benedetta Sampoli Benitez
  • 2nd Place Honors, 15th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2012

Iris Platt ’14

mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • 2nd Place Honors (Biochemistry), 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University, 2014

Danielle Khost ’13

mentored by Prof. Ann Aguanno
  • 2nd Place Honors (Cellular & Molecular Biology), 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University, 2013
  • 1st Place Honors, 15th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2012
  • Honorable Mention, 16th Annual ASBMB Undergraduate Student Research Achievement Poster Competition, 2012
  • 2nd Place Honors (Biochemistry), 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2011
Ashley Pirovano ’13
mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • 1st Place Honors (Ecology & Evolution), 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University, 2013
  • 1st Place Honors, 15th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2012 

Laura Anthony ’11

mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • 2nd Place Honors (General Chemistry), 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2010 

Jasmina Bogdanovic ’11

mentored by Prof. Benedetta Sampoli Benitez
  • Honorable Mention, 15th Annual ASBMB Undergraduate Student Research Achievement Poster Competition, 2011
  • 1st Place Honors, 13th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2010
  • 2nd Place Honors, 12th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2009 

Chrissy Galifanakis ’11

mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • 1st Place Honors, 13th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2010

Laura Herren ’11

mentored by Prof. Alessandra Leri
  • 1st Place Honors (Ecology & Evolution), 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2011
  • 1st Place Honors (Ecology & Evolution), 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2010
  • 2nd Place Honors, 13th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2010

Raymond Romano ’11

mentored by Prof. Ann Aguanno
  • Honorable Mention, 15th Annual ASBMB Undergraduate Student Research Achievement Poster Competition, 2011
  • 1st Place Honors (Biochemistry), 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2011
  • 2nd Place Honors (Biochemistry), 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2010
  • 1st Place Honors, 13th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2010

Zachary R. Barbati ’10

mentored by Prof. Benedetta Sampoli Benitez
  • 1st Place Honors (Cellular & Molecular Biology), 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2010

Jessica Stevens ’09

mentored by Prof. Ann Aguanno
  • 1st Place Honors, 11th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2008
  • 1st Place Honors (Genetics/Cellular & Molecular Biology), 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological Sciences, 2008
  • 2nd Place Honors, 1st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological Sciences, 2007
  • 1st Place Honors, 10th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2007

Elizabeth Perez ’07

mentored by Prof. Ann Aguanno
  • 1st Place Honors, 8th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2005

Leslie Burton ’07

mentored by Prof. Ann Aguanno
  • 1st Place Honors, 8th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, 2005