Meet Our Alumni

Matthew Brumm

Ophthalmologist, Brumm Eye Center — Omaha, Nebraska

"Become involved with research with a faculty member. It's a great opportunity to work one-on-one with a member of the faculty and to develop critical thinking, technical, and writing skills."

 

Shikha Nayar

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai — New York, New York

"Duke's undergraduate research initiatives are so supportive and instructive for young trainees, and I would highly suggest making use of these opportunities, no matter what field!"

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

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

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."

Adriana Guzman Holst

GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, LATAM — Republic of Panama

"The laboratory courses and seminars were key to help me shape my techniques and my critical analysis and public speaking."

Briana Mittleman

Doctoral Student, University of Chicago — Chicago, Illinois

"The strong emphasis the Duke biology department put on reading and discussing primary literature has helped me in my class work and in my research."

Assistant Professor, Oregon Health and Science University — Portland, OR

"(My Duke Biology major) has helped me pursue my medical career."

Senior Env. Analyst, Entergy — New Orleans, LA

"Studying tropical ecology in Costa Rica helped me prepare for my environmental masters degree."

University of Hawaii — Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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."

Joshua Dearing

Vascular Surgeon, Medstar Hospital System

"Good array of coursework while keeping me on track to be well prepared for medical school and beyond."

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."

Ciera Price

Graduate Student, California State University, Dominguez Hills — Carson, California

"Students should know that the program will require dedication and strong work ethic, but can be very rewarding and be a great start to a number of varied  career paths."

Naim Rashid

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, UNC School of Public Health, Dept. of Biostatistics and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

"Duke Biology taught me cutting edge approaches in biology and pharmacology that set the basis for my PhD research in biostatistics and genomics."

Gaurav Sen

Deloitte Consulting LLP — New York, New York

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

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."

Erika Gerz

Attending Psychiatrist, Mount Sinai Hospital — New York, NY

"Majoring in Biology at Duke gave me a strong foundation and knowledge of biological sciences, which really prepared me for medical school."

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."

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