Student Research

We strongly encourage students to participate in science through faculty-mentored research projects and outside internships.

Student works in MMC laboratory Faculty-Mentored Student Research

There are many opportunities for independent research experiences in the labs on the MMC campus.  Some of the current research topics in the Department include computer modeling of protein function, ocean chemistry, and the connection between Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Students are encouraged to contact individual faculty members to discuss research opportunities.

New York City Internships

Our students also intern at renowned NYC biomedical facilities, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University, Hospital for Special Surgery, Museum of Natural History, and Rockefeller University. Read about some of our students’ internship experiences.

Additional On-Campus Opportunities

Students can also build different skill sets through peer advising, tutoring, and assisting in the preparation and execution of laboratory courses.

In addition, our students maintain an active chapter of the Undergraduate Affiliate Network of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Watch Ashley Pirovano ’13 explain why Biology majors should do undergraduate research.

Watch Marisa Dunigan ’15 work on her science research project at Brookhaven National Lab.