1996 Major: Biology; minor in Chemistry; 2002 Ph.D., Biochemistry; M.D. (2003)
"Was extremely well prepared for my subsequent MD PhD and career as a physician- scientist. Over the years, my lab’s research has taken a number of surprising turns, and I have always felt like I had a solid foundation on which to develop our new interests"
"Take electives within your major that stretch your wings. One of the most inspiring and useful classes I took was Molecular Plant Physiology- there weren’t a lot of other pre-meds in the class (they all took animal phys), so class size was smaller and we really knew the profs. And now I study malaria parasites- turns out they have a lot of cell and molecular biology that is plant-like, so that course came in very handy (I still have the textbook on my office shelf!)"