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Drug Discovery & Development (DDD) Students & Alumni

Meet Drug Discovery & Development Program Students & Alumni

Chelsea Weldie, Drexel Drug Discovery and Development Program Student

Meet Chelsea Weldie

"The Drug Discovery and Development program is super malleable. If you're not sure what you want to do, it is a great program for you. But it's also great for people who do know what they want, since it can be shaped to best fit your interests. I am interested in vaccines, which is a very niche area, but we were able to shape the program to make it work for me." Read more about Chelsea.

Caitlyn Rice, Drug Discovery and Development Student

Meet Caitlyn Rice

"The program has been great and extremely helpful. We have been exposed to so many different scientists, from pharmaceutical companies to different universities. From the PhD students to the post-docs and PIs, everyone on the pharmacology floor is willing to help you out to make sure that you are progressing in the way that you want to." Read more about Caitlyn.

Drug Discovery and Development Student Jennifer Green

Meet Jennifer Green

"They bring in a lot of people from the industry to talk to us, which is really helpful, especially in a master's program where we have two years to figure out what comes next. The speakers bring different perspectives and have advice to help you figure out whether a PhD program might be right for you, or, if you're going into a career next, they can advise whether you should do lab research for your thesis or do an internship. It's been very valuable to be able to talk to these people as they come in." Read more about Jennifer.

Tyler Bernadyn, Drexel Drug Discovery and Development Program Student

Meet Tyler Bernadyn

"I think it's great that you can construct the program to fit what you want it to be. With my goal being going to medical school, I needed the courses to boost my GPA. I checked that off, but I also wanted to do the research-heavy aspect too because I knew it would benefit me in medical school." Read more about Tyler.

Apeksha Khatiwada, Drexel Drug Discovery and Development Program Student

Meet Apeksha Khatiwada

"I am so glad that I chose this program. The curriculum is well organized and offers outstanding electives. I especially enjoyed the core course Drug Discovery Development I and II, which is a wonderfully designed course that gives insight to the drug discovery flowchart, what to expect, the trend in industries, FDA guidelines, industrial and academic collaborations, case studies for a number of marketed drugs, and more." Read more about Apeksha.

Renee Jean-Toussaint, Drexel Drug Discovery & Development Program Alum

Meet Renee Jean-Toussaint

"The Drug Discovery and Development core courses bring lectures from both faculty and industry with a broad range of expertise in various aspects of drug discovery and development. This also allowed us to become familiar with the most current and up-to-date information. The curriculum also promotes teamwork. The course projects require participating in teams to develop strategies to solve real problems--similar to what we would experience in the real world." Read more about Renee.

Drexel Drug Discovery & Development Program Alumn Devi Ashok

Meet Devi Ashok

After leaving her career to raise her kids, Devi Ashok returned to school to pursue her dream job. The experience she gained in the Drug Discovery and Development program led to her new position as an Analytical Scientist II with a drug development services organization, which was exactly what she was looking for. Read more about Devi.


  • Mariam Archer
  • Tyler Bernadyn
  • Caroline Bigelow
  • Krystal Brostek
  • Kamalini Ghosh
  • Jennifer Green
  • Guangyou Lu
  • Wenhan Lu
  • Xuan Luo
  • Ziyuan Ma
  • Mrinalini Muthyala
  • Qianman Peng
  • Caitlyn Rice
  • Yi Rong
  • Yufan Shi
  • Qiaowei Xie