Student Testimonials

Fifth Year Student, Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology

Phil McCown

Phil McCown, Fourth Year, Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology

Phil McCown

"I am deeply honored for being here at Yale and within BBS.So much of modern biological science has been developed or evolved here; the lessons and knowledge discovered here reverberates through the lectures, the seminars, the talks, and in the very labs where key aspects of modern biology were revealed. As a Native American, I am grateful for the ability to conduct cutting edge biological research that will make a difference in the world.There is no other place I would rather be than here in BBS and Yale."

Third Year Student, Genetics

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Monica Bowen

"Great science happens here, and graduate students really are allowed to run with their imaginations in a setting guided by great mentors who have the world at their fingertips. What most impresses me about the BBS program, and the Genetics Department in particular, is how approachable the faculty are, and how committed and enthusiastic they are about their areas of study. There is a great sense of camaraderie and I immediately felt that I was a member of this institution. I have joined a university, a program, a department, a lab, where people are as invested as I am in both my scientific development and my well-being. Finding such support on so many levels is a rare and wonderful thing."

Fifth Year Student, Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Whitney Harris

Whitney Harris, Fourth Year, Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Whitney Harris

"Yale has a strong and viable community of diverse students. There are resources for every interest and more senior students and faculty members have always been there for me when I needed someone to turn to. From social events to academic resources, I can always find what I am looking for. More importantly, I have always had concerned friends looking out for me when I was afraid to ask for help or did not know where to turn. At Yale, I have a family. That family continues to support me and help me to achieve success.  I would not have made it this far without them."