Olivia Fay

Olivia Fay
PhD Student

Home town: Mooresville, NC

College: UNC Chapel Hill

Research: I am interested in studying autoimmune disorders, transplantation immunology, and the role of genetics in disease pathogenesis.

Career Goals: I am still undecided between academia, industry, and returning to the clinical laboratory as a lab director.

Hobbies: In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, watching college basketball, and spending time with my family.

Why Duke: I chose Duke Pathology because of the program’s excellent faculty and resources, as well as the emphasis on translational research within the department.

Why Durham: Durham is a great location for me because it allows me to remain close to my family while also providing the incredible opportunities available in the Research Triangle. I also love the abundance of hiking trails and amazing restaurants in the area!