Mary Harvey

Mary HarveyMedical Student, UM Medical Center

Home town: Columbia, MS
BA in Biochemistry; minors in Neuroscience and Biology (2018)


“My interest in biochemistry developed my junior year when I took Biochemistry I. As a pre-med student, I took the course to fulfill medical school prerequisites, but quickly developed a passion for the intricacy and complexity of biochemical and metabolic systems. I changed my major to biochemistry the fall of my junior year.”

Harvey was actively involved in a sorority, pre-med student associations such as American Medical Women’s Association and American Medical Student Association, as well as various honor societies and community service projects ranging from the Big Event to volunteering at Baptist Memorial Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Her proudest academic accomplishment was presenting her research on the cerebellar morphology and display complexity in Manakins at the annual meeting of the JB Johnston Club for Evolutionary Neuroscience in Washington, D.C.  She also won first place for her poster presentation at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Division.

Harvey attended the UM School of Medicine after graduation.


Why study biochemistry at UM?
“The learning environment is unparalleled. The department fosters an environment where students are challenged to reach their full academic potential, as well as become well prepared for post-graduate education or employment. Faculty members are personally invested in the academic growth and success of each student, and provide many opportunities for students to excel- whether it is in the classroom or research labs.”