Meet Our Alumni

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."

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."

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!"

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."

Emily Maxson

Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Product, Aledade, Inc — Bethesda, Maryland

"Duke is ideal for explorative learning."

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."

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."

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."

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."

Claudio deBarros

Pediatrician (Private Practice Owner), Pediatric Medical Care, Inc.

"The name on the degree definitely got my foot in the door for med school interviews..."

Dylan Ryan

Medical Student, University of Kentucky College of Medicine — Lexington, Kentucky

"...Duke allowed me to craft my own path and combine my interests."

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."

Student, University of Buckingham Medical School — United Kingdom

"Sound foundation of biological sciences and learning how to write scientific papers made the transition into medical school much easier."

Senior Env. Analyst, Entergy — New Orleans, LA

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

Educator, Durham Public School — Durham, North Carolina

"Take courses that pique your interest, not necessarily only ones that might look best to medical/grad schools."

Dennis Chen

Physician, University of Michigan Health System

"I would encourage all students to take advantage of the broad liberal arts curriculum options available at Duke to explore and develop a variety of academic interests."

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."

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."

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!"

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