Department of Biology Alumni

Alumni in our department have gone on to pursue careers in research, medicine, industry, technology, education, and government. Here are some of the many impressive involvements of alumni from our department.

Katelin Hall (class of 2019) is a Pharm.D. student at High Point University. Katelin's favorite memories are of her time in one of the department's undergraduate research training programs and attendance at national science conferences.

Krystal Harrison (class of 2014) has earned her Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology from the University of Michigan studying in the laboratory of Dr. Kwoon Y. Wong. Dr. Harrison is now working for Eli Lilly and Company.

Alexis Hooper (class of 2019) has recently been working as a Community Health Administration intern with D.C. health, and is a graduate student at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University pursuing her master's degree in Maternal and Child Health.

Jamie King (class of 2012) has earned her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Emory University, and Dr. King is now working for SciMentum. Jamie's favorite memory of the Department of Biology is: "I fondly remember learning basic genetics, how to extract DNA from plants, pour agarose gels and visualize DNA when I was in the SHOTS program at age 16. This was my first experience with biological research methods; what made it most rewarding was the teachers that summer were relatable and looked like me! As a 16 year old black girl, that experience empowered me to pursue future endeavors in life science in the biology department at NC A&T."

Phillip Thomas (class of 2014) has earned his Ph.D. from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine ‘20, and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Thomas' favorite memory of the department is: "One of my fondest memories from my time in the biology department is learning and growing in an environment where you are surrounded by people who look like you. In general, science is a field where African Americans aren't often highlighted, but to exist in an environment where your professors and colleagues all look like you is powerful. It is certainly a rare experience, but it certainly allows you to know that greatness is inside of you."

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