Meet Our Alumni

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."

 

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."

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."

PhD program, Vanderbilt University

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

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."

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."

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."

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."

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."

University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado

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

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."

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."

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."

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."

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!"

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."

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."

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."

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."

Melissa A. Walker

Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

"Challenge and indulge yourself as an undergraduate."

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