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Welcome to the alumni page. Below are some testimonies provided by different alumni from the Department of Cellular Biology.

Dr. Shipra VaishnavaDr. Shipra Vaishnava (HHMI postdoctoral fellow UT South Western): "The best things about my Cellular Biology graduate school days were the great group of people who share your goal and encourage you to do your best, the friends you make, and the community you become a part of while you are there."


Dr. James MorrisDr. James Morris (Associate Professor, Clemson University): "As a Cellular Biology graduate student I discovered that the support of other people is key for success at the bench and in front of the classroom, a lesson that holds true for me today."



Michael BurelMichael Burel graduated in 2012. While at UGA, he received the Goldwater Scholarship and conducted research on induced pluripotent stem cells. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in stem cell biology at the New York University School of Medicine.



Kaitlin ShumateKaitlin Shumate majored in Cellular Biology and graduated in Spring 2012.  She is currently living in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky and is attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 



Steven GaySteven Gay majored in Cellular Biology and graduated in 2008. Steven started a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people access needed healthcare around the world and has already helped build a hospital and maternity clinic in Ghana.



Ashley Lauren FosterAshley Lauren Foster graduated from Cellular Biology in 2008. After volunteering with a medical mission in Africa she enrolled at the Medical College of Georgia where she is currently pursuing her M.D..



Cleveland Piggott Jr.Cleveland Piggott Jr. got his first taste of research at the University of Georgia while he was still a senior in high school. He’s spent every year since then working to better understand the cellular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s disease.

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