Student Perspectives

“I've had the invaluable opportunity to learn and carry out cutting-edge imaging assays, along with traditional molecular biology techniques. I've also had the great pleasure of presenting my research at international conferences and meeting with top scientists in the field of virology. The program is challenging yet exciting at the same time – I feel privileged to train under an amazing scientist who serves both as a mentor and role model. Faculty give their time and energy to help students be well prepared for career endeavors, whether in research or the medical field.”
Carolyn Tu, MS Biology student

“The Biology program has been both challenging and rewarding. I have learned critical lab skills and improved my ability to plan and carry out experiments. The small program size allows for establishment of close working relationships with faculty – an extremely valuable component of my graduate work.”
Amy Scandurra, MS Biology student

"The Master’s in Biology program expanded my technical skill set and improved my ability to present novel research in a clear, concise and intriguing way.  My education from USF provided me with an increased ability to plan and execute scientific experiments, and discuss my findings with knowledge and confidence. I am very excited to embark on my career!"
Robin Bishop, MS Biology Alum

“The Master’s program in Biology at USF has been one of the most challenging, rewarding and exciting endeavors of my life. The faculty are not only high-caliber scientists involved in cutting-edge science, but also serve as invaluable mentors. It is an honor to be part of a lab that is involved in discovering such important insights into the fight against cancer."
Cendy Valle Oseguera, USF Student

"The Biology Master's Program at USF gave me the fundamental skills and knowledge to succeed at the UC Davis School of Medicine and in my present position as a Cardiac Electrophysiologist at the UCLA Medical Center and as faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine."
William Discepolo, Cardiologist at UCLA Medical Center