Meet Our Alumni

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!"

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."

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."

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."

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."

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

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

Gaurav Sen

Deloitte Consulting LLP — New York, New York

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

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."

University of Hawaii — Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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..."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

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