Bret Lesavoy, B.S. 2019

Pediatric Dentist at Cobblestone Kids Pediatric Dentistry – Philadelphia, PA

2019 Major: Biology; minor in Chemistry

How has being a Biology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"I attribute my ability to pursue and succeed in my post-graduate dental school and pediatric dental residency training to the foundation I am so fortunate and grateful to have received at Duke and with Duke Biology in particular. The multi-faceted approach to my Duke Biology education continues to help me in understanding the world of pediatric dentistry on the macroscopic and healthcare level as well as on the microscopic/microbiology level -- all of which are essential in my comprehensive approach and understanding to patient care."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Biology programs? 

"Do not let yourself become intimidated by the work involved in the pursuit of your goals and dreams! Duke Biology is what you make of it and while sometimes difficult, Duke Biology can and should be all that you wish for it to be for yourself. Beyond the core biology course curriculum that is essential to your foundation as a biologist, explore the myriad of additional courses offered at the undergraduate and graduate level and tailor your Duke Biology experience into something that is unique to whatever your long-term aspirations are or evolve to be. You can do this!" 

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