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Chemistry and the Environment

Chemistry and the Environment


Students in Prof. Leri’s Chemistry and the Environment (CHEM/ENV 105) class take science into the NYC streets.
NYC: The Urban Ecosystem 2016

NYC: The Urban Ecosystem 2016


In our freshman seminar on New York City: The Urban Ecosystem, students travel all over the city to investigate science in the urban environment. Here are some of our photos from Fall 2016. Follow us on Instagram! @marymountecoseminar
Biology Senior Thesis Defense 2015

Biology Senior Thesis Defense 2015



On May 20, 2015, two graduating students defended their senior theses in a public forum hosted by the Department of Natural Sciences.

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From left: Professor Matthew Lundquist, Juliet Hernandez '25, Biology post-bac Eliana Fassihi, Iris Parke '23, and Professor Alessandra Leri
April 24
Marymount Manhattan Biology students shone in April at the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Biological and Chemical Sciences, where they presented original research and won first place in two categories. The symposium, held at William Paterson University in New Jersey, featured more than 100 undergraduate presenters from colleges and universities across the region.
Marjan Khan '20 quantifies fecal indicator bacteria in Professor Leri's biogeochemistry lab.
February 3

If you live in New York City, avoiding dog feces on the sidewalk is an art form. But do fecal bacteria persist on the sidewalk after the feces are picked up? Can the bacteria transfer to your shoes? And to the indoors?

Professor of Chemistry Alessandra Leri, Ph.D., and Biology alumna Marjan Khan ’20 set out to answer these questions by quantifying the fecal pathogens enterococci and E. coli on New York City sidewalks, on shoe soles, and in the indoor environment.

October 15
Students in our Biology and Chemistry science labs this semester conduct experiments with remote “lab partners” in real time.