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Six Duke Undergrads Named 2023 Scholars in Marine Medicine

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, has announced six new members.

Students who are selected for the program generally have experience working in a lab environment and a passion for the unique combination of marine science and medicine.

The program 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. Many of the scholars will submit their honors thesis for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Students can also apply for up to $5,500 in funding for travel courses, conference expenses and research, or for registration for virtual conferences if travel isn’t possible.

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

The new scholars are:

  • Sasha Bacot, a sophomore double-majoring in Biology and Computer Science
  • Cecelia Joshi, a sophomore double-majoring in Biology and Neuroscience
  • Natalie Lewis, a junior majoring in Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Kaylee McKinzie, a sophomore double-majoring in Biology and Marine Science and Conservation
  • Maya Slack, a sophomore who intends to double-major in Biology and Environmental Sciences and Policy
  • Jenny Yoon, a sophomore majoring in Biology
Six Duke Undergrads Named 2023 Scholars in Marine Medicine. (2023, February 6). Nicholas School of the Environment.  https://nicholas.duke.edu/news/six-duke-undergrads-named-2023-scholars-marine-medicine