Patrick DeArmond, Ph.D. 2011

R&D Scientist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Columbus, OH

2011 Ph.D., Chemistry

How has being a Chemistry graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"In the clinical field that I work in, I frequently meet other colleagues and medical doctors who have also trained at Duke as a Resident or Fellow. It is a good point of common connection, and the Duke name is highly recognized. I now work in an area around mass spectrometry and Biochemical Genetics, and it has been fun to learn how much researchers at Duke contributed to the field."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Chemistry programs? 

"Your undergraduate/graduate degree is just the start- don’t let it limit you or box you in to a specific career path."

Patrick DeArmond