One of the best ways to learn about the programs offered in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology is through the testimonies and stories of our students and alums. The profiles below highlight the diversity and academic excellence our students bring to our programs, while giving prospective students an insider’s view of an academic and research career at Georgetown University.
John currently works as a Global Biological Policy Intern at the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He holds a master’s of science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s of science in bioengineering from George Mason University. His research interests include health security policy, counterterrorism, emerging biotechnology, and machine learning in health.
Lismay Real was a student in the Master’s in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy program at Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE). She attended from Spring 2018 through Fall 2018, and plans to enroll in medical school and eventually start a nonprofit that helps individuals in the United States with little access to healthcare!
Sally Huang is a student in the Master’s in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases program, from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. She hopes to become an active member in the biodefense and national security field. Whether it is a full-time job, further education in a doctorate program, or both, she hopes to contribute new ideas and action to affect change in a world that is becoming increasingly vulnerable to advanced sciences and technology.
Meet Rebecca Law, a graduate of the M.S. Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases program. She was a research assistant at START (the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) during her time in our program. Rebecca is currently employed in the CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) Health and Security Division at Engility.
Meet Manasa Suresh, a current graduate student of the Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology program, who is now working in Dr. Stephan Menne’s lab, focusing on new treatments against hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Meet Brad Schroeder, a Fall 2015 graduate from our M.S. program in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy (BPSA) who focuses on public health policy and can personally vouch for the inclusivity of this unique program.
Meet Saloni Patil: a Fall 2015 graduate from our M.S. program in Microbiology & Immunology. Meet our well-rounded graduate that has a remarkable list of academic interests, including microbiology, immunology, mycology, tumor biology, neurology, and molecular biology.
Meet John Campbell: A Spring 2016 graduate from the Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy program with a background in Molecular and Structural Biochemistry. He is interested in the policies that dictate the lives of everyday people and the intersections between science, society, and policy-making.
Meet Katherine Delaveris, a Spring 2016 graduate from our M.S. program in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases. She has a background in international politics and immunology, and she learns and shares why Georgetown University was such a perfect fit for her unique interests.