|From industry to
the academy, UMBC’s Biological Sciences alumni are
making their mark on a regional and national level. Our focus
on providing opportunities for undergraduate students includes
the department’s Minority Access to Research Careers
Undergraduate Training in Academic Research (MARC
U*STAR) Program. Alumni of our bachelor’s programs
consistently go on to some of the most selective graduate
programs, including Harvard University, the University of
Wisconsin and Stanford University.
Alumni of our graduate programs are participating in postdoctoral
training in laboratories across the country and are moving
into careers in academia and research. The intensive training
they receive at UMBC in close collaboration with our dedicated
research faculty instills the skills necessary for them to
continue to grow as scientists.
Listed below are just a few examples of what our alumni
are accomplishing. If you are a UMBC Biological Sciences
alumnus/a – we would like to hear from you. Visit the Share
Your Information page and send us an update.
Carlise (Douglas) Bethel
PhD Molecular/Cell Biology 2006, BS Biological Sciences 1998
Meyerhoff Graduate Fellow Carlise Bethel is the first African-American to graduate from UMBC with a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology. During her busy graduate career, she also married and had two children. Bethel received the Acres of Diamonds Award at the National Institutes of Health Minority Training Research Forum the Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award from the National Cancer Institute. Carlise is currently in the post-doctoral program in cancer research at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.