M. Alexander Shaw, B.S. 1994

CEO, Prolifagen Therapeutics – Villanova, PA

1994 Major: Biology and Chemistry

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

"From a scientific perspective, the Duke Biology degree is great preparation for the challenges one faces throughout a career. In my own personal case, a solid understanding of biological first principles has been critical in solving the many unexpected wrinkles I've encountered developing medicines."

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

"As you develop your career, the most valuable asset you have is your personal network. Don't hesitate to use the Duke name and associated resources to help you build and maintain yours."

M. Alexander Shaw