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Overview

Within the natural sciences Mercy has options for study in:  Biology, Health Science and Clinical Laboratory Science at Mercy. Graduates from these programs can pursue careers in hospitals, private laboratories and research facilities.  

Programs also prepare students for graduate school and professional schools such as medicine or dentistry.  

Our Exercise science program prepares students for work in fields including: strength and conditioning, personal training and weight loss management. 


Programs

Full-Time Faculty

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Lee Warren Associate Professor
Chemistry
gwarren1@mercy.edu
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Danielle Basore Visiting Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Senior Chemistry Lab Associate, Natural Sciences
dbasore@mercy.edu
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Anthony Canger Associate Professor
Biology
ACanger@mercy.edu
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Charis Davidson Assistant Professor
Health Science
cdavidson7@mercy.edu
Devdutta Deb
Devdutta Deb Assistant Professor
Biology
ddeb@mercy.edu
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Irina Ellison Associate Professor
Health Science

Chair, Natural Sciences, Co-Director, Honors Program
iellison@mercy.edu
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Ferdinand Esser Assistant Professor
Health Science

Program Co-Director, Health Science
fesser@mercy.edu
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Denise Guinn Associate Professor
Chemistry
dguinn@mercy.edu

Part-Time Faculty

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Farhana Ahmed Adjunct Instructor
Biology
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Jennifer Alves Clinical Placement Coordinator

Adjunct Instructor
Health Science
jalves2@mercy.edu
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Gamage Aruggoda HHMI Inclusive Excellence Fellow
Biology
garuggoda@mercy.edu
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Jorge Baquero HHMI Inclusive Excellence Fellow
Biology
jbaquero@mercy.edu

Featured Program
Clinical Laboratory Science

There is a shortage of clinically trained medical laboratory scientists in the marketplace, and demand for their services is only increasing. Mercy College's Clinical Laboratory Science program will prepare you to excel in this growing field. Our graduates go on to enjoy comfortable starting salaries and fulfilling careers

Research Opportunities

Interested in getting involved in research or learning more about research internships? Please visit the Department of Natural Sciences Research Portal.  

Exercise Science

Wherever you want your career to take you, the Exercise Science program can take you there.

The Exercise Science Clinical Track gives students the strong sciences foundation they need to be prepared for graduate studies in health profession programs such as physical therapy, exercise physiology and more.

The Exercise Science Performance Track prepares students to work in high demand fields such as strength and conditioning, personal training, weight loss management and performance coaching just to name a few.

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Preparing for a Career in Medicine

Our B.S. in Biology includes courses that are standard pre-requisite courses, commonly recommended, or essential for success in a medical school application and preparation for the Medical College Admission Test. 

Completing the B.S. in Biology does not guarantee admission to a Mercy College graduate professional program or medical school. Graduates of the B.S. in Biology must apply to chosen programs, meet specific requirements and compete with all other applicants. The B.S. in Biology may or may not satisfy the course requirements for admission to graduate or medical programs. Courses can vary based on the college/university. Students have the responsibility to check entrance requirements for college/university to which they intend to apply.