Elizabeth Maybank, B.A. 1993


1993 Major: Biology

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

"Yes, I was highly prepared to take on just about any non-PhD level job in the sciences."

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

"It's a lot of work and you will work with some amazing professors. I would highly recommend a summer or semester at the Marine Lab. It's one of the best experiences Duke has to offer in the biological sciences (though any major science or non-science will love it). The ML offers a balance of classroom instruction/lab with real-world hands-on experience in the field. It's practical science. Another great resource is the Duke Primate Lemur Center. I had the privilege of taking an independent study class at the lemur center shadowing the vet there. That also led to a post-grad trip to Costa Rica tagging howler monkeys and studying the wear on the dentition of the howlers based on their diet and location."

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