Meet Our Alumni

PhD program, Vanderbilt University

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

Drew Schwartz

Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis Children's Hospital

"Perform research, take a broad array of classes including areas in which you may only be peripherally interested."

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."

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."

University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado

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

Melissa A. Walker

Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

"Challenge and indulge yourself as an undergraduate."

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."

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."

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

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

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."

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."

Sunny Qiu

MD, Rush University Medical Center — Chicago, Illinois

"(Duke Biology) gave me an edge with med school applications."

Senior Env. Analyst, Entergy — New Orleans, LA

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

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."

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."

Lindsay Wyatt

Squash & Pumpkin Breeder, Johnny's Selected Seeds — Winslow, Maine

"My time at Duke gave me an enthusiasm for research and confidence in my skills as a scientist, which have helped me greatly in my further education and my career."

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..."

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."

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."

 

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