Congratulations to the Class of 2023

This past weekend, a group of dedicated students celebrated their graduation from Duke with PhDs in Immunology, marking the culmination of years of intense research and academic effort.

Although not all graduates were able to attend the ceremony, we celebrate each of them, and are very proud of their accomplishments. They are:

Taylor Abele, PhD: Scientist III at Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

Danielle Clark, PhD: Postdoctoral Associate / Anthony Filiano Lab, Duke University

Europe Doan, PhD: Research Scholar, Duke Integrative Immunobiology

Melissa Harnois, PhD: Research Scholar, Duke Integrative Immunobiology

Kaitlin Kiernan, PhD:  PhD Fellow, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Ariana Mihai, PhD: Finishing research projects

Zekun "Charlie" Mu, PhD: Postdoctoral Associate, The Rockefeller University

Hsuan-Yuan (Sherry) Wang, PhD: Aspiring Translational Scientist/Immunology/Virology/Vaccinology

Sebastian Wellford, PhD: NIH Postdoctoral fellow, Pamela Schwartzberg lab

2023 Hooding Ceremony

These students have spent several years engaged in rigorous research and in-depth study, contributing new knowledge to their fields. Through their work, they have developed specialized skills and expertise, resulting in published research. This experience prepares them for various careers in academia, industry, research institutions, and leadership roles. Their achievements mark a significant milestone, and we look forward to their contributions to their chosen communities and industries in the future.

Graduation Ceremony
L to R: Dr. Danielle Clark, Professor Anthony Filiano, Professor Annette Jackson, Dr. Melissa Harnois, Professor Raphael Valdivia, Dr. Europe Doan, Dr. Sherry Wang