Meet Our Alumni

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."

Mallory Ellingson, MPH

Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University — Atlanta, Georgia

"My minors, biology and global health, gave me more subject matter expertise in addition to skills in the field that I decided to pursue a graduate degree..."

Dylan Ryan

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

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

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."

University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado

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

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."

PhD program, Vanderbilt University

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

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."

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."

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School — Boston, MA

"Studying at Duke taught me the fundamentals of biology, from physiology to evolution to molecular biology."

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."

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!"

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."

 

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."

Emily Maxson

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

"Duke is ideal for explorative learning."

Melissa A. Walker

Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

"Challenge and indulge yourself as an undergraduate."

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

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

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."

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