Loren Weidenhammer

PhD Student

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research: I am interested in elucidating the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of human disease

Career goals: After I receive my Ph.D., I am interested in continuing my career in academia to become tenure-track faculty, but I am also open to exploring a career in the scientific industry.

Hobbies: My hobbies include reading, traveling, and playing with my adorable cat.

Why Duke: I chose to attend graduate school at Duke because of its world-class education and the exciting, cutting-edge research taking place here. What attracted me to the Pathology Ph.D. program, specifically, is the accomplished faculty who are engaging in disease-focused research that has clinical applications, and the interesting curriculum offered by the program.

Why Durham: Durham's diverse culture as well as its location in the research triangle offers a great place to live and opportunities for professional development.