Research Corner

Undergraduate Research in Biology

Curious about research? Many students consider it one of their most intellectually rewarding experiences. Barnard and New York City offer year-round research opportunities for students of all class standings and experience levels.

Meet the 2023 summer grant recipients

2023 Summer Takeaways

As the summer grant recipients wrap up the summer, they reflect on their experiences.

Meet the 2023 summer grant recipients

This summer, Barnard biology students study tree leaf fungi, pollination, mountain lions, the endocrine system, IBD patient recovery, and AI models.

Meet Nadia Alhassani

Nadia, a Herbert Maule Richards Grant recipient, studies the composition of fungi in tropical tree leaves with the Zalamea Lab.

Meet Asstan Cisse

Asstan, a Donald & Nancy Ritchie and the Herbert Maule Richards grant recipient, studies plant pollination interactions with the Eaton Lab.

Meet Lily Davenport

Lily, an Edna Henry Bennet and Donald & Nancy Ritchie grant recipient, studies mountain lions with the Living with Lions project.

Meet Ellie Kimura

Ellie, a Maura Shannon Barrett Internships grant recipient, studies the molecular mechanisms of cricket feeding behavior with the Nagata Lab.

Meet Rebecca Wernick

Rebecca, a Maura Shannon Barrett Internships grant recipient, studies IBD surgical recovery programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Meet Kristi Xing

Kristi, recipient of the Maura Shannon Barrett Internships grant, studies AI models for protein structure, interaction, and function with the Ellington lab.

About the Biology Department Summer Grants

Each summer, the biology department funds student research outside of NYC with the help of generous donors. Students may apply in the spring.

Archive 2020-2022

Check out 2020 to 2022 Research Corner posts, including some interesting tidbits about research in the pandemic.