Biology Alumni Head to Medical School

September 13, 2016
  • Alice Trye, B.S., Biology, 2015
  • Zachary Barbati, B.S., Biology, 2010
MMC Biology alumni Zach Barbati ’10 and Alice Trye ’15 are entering prestigious M.D. programs.

Zach Barbati, who graduated from MMC with a B.S. in Biology in 2010, is part of the class of 2020 at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He earned an M.S. in Immunology from Harvard Medical School earlier this year.

Alice Trye, who graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 2015, will be attending Rutgers New Jersey Medical School next August as part of the class of 2021. Alice currently works at NYU Langone Medical Center as a research associate in the Department of Pediatrics.

Both of these students conducted one-on-one research with Natural Science faculty during their undergraduate years at MMC. Zach Barbati’s work with Prof. Benedetta Sampoli Benitez was published in the Biophysical Journal in 2013. Alice Trye’s work with Prof. Ann Aguanno was published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments in 2015.

Alice says, “MMC Biology prepared me for graduate medical education with its rigorous curriculum and supportive faculty. I would not have made it this far without the education I received in the small classes. My research experience set me apart from other applicants when I was applying for jobs and med school. I look forward to continuing my journey to becoming a physician.”

Zach reports, “I believe strongly that my success thus far is due largely to the personalized and excellent training that I received as an undergraduate at Marymount Manhattan College. Without the guidance and support I received from the faculty and community at large at Marymount Manhattan College, I may never have learned about my talent and passion for the natural sciences.”

Congratulations and best of luck to these Biology alumni as they continue their journeys to becoming physicians!