Meet Our Alumni

Molly Grace

University of Central Florida

"During my BS in Duke Biology, I learned skills that gave me the equivalent of a Masters at many other institutions!"

Melissa A. Walker

Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

"Challenge and indulge yourself as an undergraduate."

Lauren Das

Physician - Radiation Oncology, Beacon Medical Group — South Bend, Indiana

"Duke has definitely opened doors for me by facilitating interviews for other pursuits like jobs and medical school."

Connie Chai

Commerical Rotation Development Program Associate, Genentech, South San Francisco, California

"A Biology degree helps you develop the analytical and critical thinking skills that are applicable to any job and not just to medical school or research."

Medical Doctor (Oncologist), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — New York, NY

"It’s actually fun to learn about how biology can be applied to improving patients’ lives."

Adrienne Gill

Emergency Management Specialist, Centers fo Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

"Don't shut yourself off to courses or research that may not "fit" with the path you've laid out for yourself because you never know what new experiences may spark within you."

Gina Pang

Resident Physician in Internal Medicine, Atlantic Health System, Summit, NJ

"Being a Biology graduate prepared me for medical school courses and research methods concepts which were also important for Master in Public Health coursework."

Clara Lee

Medical Student, Emory School of Medicine — Atlanta, Georgia

"Through the intensive basic science courses, such as Molecular Biology and Genetics, I was able to build a solid foundation for the learning I would do a few years down the road in medical school."

William Knechtle

Strategic Services Associate, Duke University Health System

"I have found that a bachelor's degree in biology is more valuable in academia and biology or life sciences industries than it is in a clinical / health services setting."

Kenneth Liu

4th Year Student at University of Alabama School of Denistry — Birmingham, Alabama

"Research experience is valuable, especially if you plan to go to medical school, dental school, or any other graduate school."

PhD program, Vanderbilt University

"My biology degree more than prepared me for the rigor of the classes at Vanderbilt."

University of Hawaii — Honolulu, Hawaii

"My early career launched as a result of courses taken at Duke."

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

"You are never just constrained to conventional biology studies if you look around!"

University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado

"(Duke Biology) got me into medical school and gave me the background to excel."

Margaret Chu

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital — Trinton Falls, New Jersey

"The breadth and rigour of the biology courses that I took at Duke set me up well for academic success in veterinary school."

David Chi2009

Plastic Surgery Resident, Washington University / Barnes-Jewish Hospital — St. Louis, Missouri

"The challenging coursework required for a Duke biology degree pushed me beyond rote memorization and mandated that I develop creativity to apply principles to novel never-seen-before situations."

Alexander Apple

Orthodontist, University of Penn., Philadelphia, PA

"I advise biology students to explore opportunities at the marine lab to get a better hands-on lab experience and explore the sciences from a truly unique perspective."

Alexander Stine

Duke University, Cognitive Neuroscience Program

"While it might not feel like it, there are countless opportunities for you to influence the health and lives of others without earning an MD."

Andrew Storm

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine — Rochester, Minnesota

"Seek out faculty and graduate student mentors at Duke. They are inevitably thought leaders in their field, and will be vital to launching your career in science."

Gaurav Sen

Deloitte Consulting LLP — New York, New York

"Biology allowed me to develop a scientific approach to problem solving."

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