Meet Our Alumni

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."

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."

Emily Maxson

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

"Duke is ideal for explorative learning."

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."

Angel Qin

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, Michigan

"I would carefully review all of the different class descriptions because there are so many different paths one can take to attain a degree in Biology."

Lauren Whitted

Clinical Research Coordinator, Children's Hospital Los Angeles — Los Angeles, California

"...try to find a mentor at Duke in your major. This person can help you find a job after school or give you career advice."

Lincoln Larson

Assistant Professor, NC State University — Raleigh, NC

"...the biology knowledge and skills you develop at Duke will serve you very well in any science-oriented profession."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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!"

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!"

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."

Dylan Ryan

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

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

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."

University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado

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

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."

Page Wang

MD, Alta Vista Teleradiology

"Think about where you want to go with your degree and how that will help you get to where you want to go."

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