Biomedical Graduate Education

Meet Our Alumni

Our alumni have leveraged their Georgetown experience to achieve successful biomedical careers in academia, industry and government and policy work. Here, some alumni share their stories and their advice for current and former BGE students.

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Samantha Platt

Samantha Platt

M.S. in Clinical & Translational Research

“I used LinkedIn to connect to people and look for positions that I would be interested in.”

Brent Knoblauch

Brent Knoblauch

M.S. in Biotechnology

“My courses at Georgetown prepared me to walk the walk and talk the talk.”

Janet Li

Janet Li

M.S. in Biostatistics

“The hiring team has found something in you and sees that you are a great fit for their company/organization and so remember that as you walk into the negotiation process.”

Andrew Herr

Andrew Herr

M.S. in Microbiology & Immunology

“I suggest that students really focus on a core area in their major field and then branch out widely in their non-major classes. Look beyond traditional academic stovepipes and your particular program: take classes in different departments, gain perspectives from different international and organizational cultures, don’t be afraid of the ‘hard sciences,’ and feed your imagination with fiction and art in addition to the ‘traditional’ academic books and articles.”


Falian Pean

Falian Pean

M.S. in Physiology

Meet Falian Pean! Falian recently earned her MS in Physiology and is currently working as a research assistant with the Transplant Surgery Department at Georgetown University Hospital.

Tayler Jackson

Tayler Jackson

M.S. in Physiology, Complementary and Alternative Medicine

“The extraordinary graduate level science courses made me a better competitor when I applied to dental school. I now have an expansive amount of knowledge about numerous CAM modalities and health care policies.”

Elliot Cook

Elliot Cook

M.S. in Clinical & Translational Research

“In addition, learning more about the inner workings of clinical and translational research would build a better foundation for improved decision-making and expanding my thought process to generate new ideas.”

Alexander Braverman

Alexander Braverman

M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents

“This program provides you access to the incredible professional network that exists within Washington and truly presents opportunities that you will not find anywhere else. However, this program is what you make of it – you must be proactive and persistent from day one.”