3 Duke Undergraduates Named Scholars in Marine Medicine

December 6, 2018

Tim Lucas, (919) 613-8084, tdlucas@duke.edu

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DURHAM, N.C – Duke University’s Scholars in Marine Medicine program, which offers an interdisciplinary research experience for pre-health majors interested in marine biology or environmental science, recently announced three new members.

The program, which launched this fall, allows students to take part in faculty-mentored research and gain valuable scientific training as they work toward completing a senior honors thesis and receiving Graduation with Distinction honors. Students also receive funding for travel to conferences, classes and other professional development activities.

Scholars in Marine Medicine will spend at least one semester at the Duke University Marine Lab campus in Beaufort, N.C., and one or more semesters at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

The new Scholars in Marine Medicine are:

Mallissa Vuong – a junior majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry


Mallissa Vuong

Divya Dayanidhi – a sophomore majoring in biology


Divya Dayanidhi

Giselle Vargas – a junior majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry


Giselle Vargas

Duke seniors Serene Cheng and Parker Matthews as well as junior Maya Sheth were part of the inaugural cohort announced in August.

Read full bios of the Scholars in Marine Medicine here.