Mad Lab


If you want to conduct groundbreaking research with world-class scholars, then St. John’s is for you. With grants from both the public and private sectors, faculty and students partner to create cutting-edge discoveries that affect our world.

Fast Facts

86 Total Student/Faculty Fulbright Awards
$39M Grant Funding over Last Three Years
$11M First-Time Research Grant Funding Fiscal Year 2019–21

Research with Purpose

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Helping the Knowledge Creators

Research is the heart of a university education. Professors create knowledge that benefits society, while students learn from their instructors’ expertise. The Office of Grants and Sponsored Research helps researchers at St. John’s to identify and secure funding.

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Expanding the Boundaries of Scholarship

Professors at St. John’s are teacher-practitioners, using the experience they gain in the lab and in the field to enhance their students’ education. Yet their work influences the world beyond the campus, pushing the limits of medicine, technology, business, the arts, literature—virtually every endeavor that touches our lives.

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Distinguish Yourself

Since 2012, 24 St. John’s students have accepted prestigious Fulbright Scholar awards to conduct research and teach in countries around the world. You can join the talented young men and women who have received this honor.

Research Month

Showcasing Excellence

Every year, St. John's showcases the academic and scholarly achievements of students and faculty with a celebration featuring lectures, poster sessions, presentations, roundtables, and workshops.

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Creating Knowledge

As a University that inspires excellence, St. John’s develops, supports, and implements policies that encourage the creation of knowledge and intellectual property for the benefit of humanity.

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Making an Impact

Diverse, driven, and dynamic—St. John’s undergraduate and graduate students join faculty in research projects in all fields. At St. John's, we focus on obtaining grant dollars, publishing scholarly work in peer-reviewed journals, and supporting students as they present at major conferences.

Success at St. John's

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Vikas V. Dukhande, Ph.D.

In his quest to study the connection between diabetes and a rare form of epilepsy known as Lafora disease (LD), an assistant professor at St. John’s University has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research that may lead to more effective treatments for millions of diabetes sufferers.

Vikas V. Dukhande, Ph.D. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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John Pohopin ’19CPS

Long before he set foot on St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus as a freshman, John Pohopin was determined to pursue a career in law enforcement. Now, as the senior prepares for life after college, his dream is closer to becoming reality.

Helping Others Serves as Impetus for Law Enforcement Career The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies