One of the best ways to learn about our programs 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 insiders view of an academic and research career at Georgetown.
Please also see our Spotlight page that features the fun things that the BGE community has been up to outside of the classroom.
Aminah Sané Ghaffar
M.S. in Complementary & Alternative Medicine
"My hope is to go to medical school and to use what I have learned in the CAM program to practice medicine in underserved communities, preferably a Native American reservation. "
M.S. in Biostatistics
"The Biostatistics program at Georgetown University has various courses taught by experienced professors and faculties."
M.S. in Clinical & Translational Research
"I have been in the DC area for about 9 years. I love that it is a melting pot of different ethnicities and cultures."
M.S. in Integrative Neuroscience
"As a child, I was always asking "why?" In high school, I spent a summer interning at a plant biology lab where I fell in love with research. A desire to understand more about... developmental disorders led me to neuroscience."
M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
"One of my advisors always reminded me that “the perfect is the enemy of the good,” paraphrased from Voltaire. It’s a lesson that has taken me a long time to learn and at times it still falls by the wayside."
PhD in Cell Biology
"If you have chosen this path, take interest in what you are doing, get involved in organizations, meet people in your field and out, and keep following the things that really excite you about science."
M.S. in Physio-Complementary and Alternative Medicine
"Most of all, come in with the understanding that the supportive faculty, staff, and the nurturing environment of the program will allow you to soar as high as you wish if you are willing to put in the work."
M.S. in Biotechnology
"My professors gave me the tools to be able to speak with CEO’s and founders of companies with confidence."
MD/PhD in Tumor Biology
"After graduating from the MD/PhD program here at Georgetown, I plan to enter a residency program in Internal Medicine and then do a fellowship in pediatric oncology and hematology."
MS in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy
"We live in a world full of disparities. We live in a world where incredible scientific breakthroughs and advancements are available but have still not been translated into policies."
M.S. in Physiology
"Some of my past experiences were made possible due to relationships I made through networking at school events."
M.S. in Pharmacology
"I have always been inspired by the emergence of complexity from the stochastic molecular collisions at the cellular level to the behavior of people interacting in the world."
M.S. in Biomedical Science Policy
"I have always had a strong passion for practicing medicine and pursuing biomedical research, and I came into the program with a strong belief that the concepts we cover within Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy will give me a fresh perspective how health policy and bench research affect the lives of patients and medical practitioners."
PhD in Microbiology & Immunology
"The research diversity and scope of work being done here has allowed me to do rotations in fields of research that interested me before ultimately settling on my final thesis research."
M.S. in Biotechnology
"Naturally, not possessing a biology, chemistry, or biochemistry background makes the curriculum challenging, but very few individuals have accomplished something worthwhile by taking the easy route..."