Department of Biological Sciences

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Undergraduate Student Profiles

Biology students, while bound by a hunger to understand living organisms and life processes, themselves are remarkably diverse.

Students come from all backgrounds. Their ethnic and economic makeup reflects many features of the world in which we live.

What these students also have in common beyond a thirst for knowledge is the ambition to put their knowledge to good use.

Here are some of our students' stories.

Catalina Cuervo
biology w. minor in medical and scientific humanities

Catalina Cuervo“I’ve wanted to go to medical school for as long as I can remember, but I wanted to make sure it was the right field for me, so in high school I explored things like engineering, science and math, too. After all that, I’m still excited about medicine, and I’m now considering a specialty in either pediatrics or women’s health."

Anna Li

Anna Li"I want to pursue a career as a physician, and I felt that studying biology through the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics would help me learn about the human body and its processes in preparation for medical school."

Elaine and Eunice Odiase
biology & pre-med

Elaine and Eunice OdiaseIdentical twin sisters Elaine and Eunice Odiase enrolled at UT Dallas through the University’s Academic Bridge Program, which features smaller classes and provides tutoring and supplemental instruction, campus orientation events, extracurricular activities and field trips.

Deepak Rai

Photo, Deepak Rai Junior Deepak Rai volunteers at Scottish Rite Children's Hospital and patronizes Richardson noodle restaurant establishments in support of the local economy.

Mona Sadeghpour

biology w. minor in medical and scientific humanities

Mona Sadeghpour"One of the beauties of medicine is the number of opportunities it provides to serve people. It might be in the discovery of new drugs and therapies for diseases through research, working with the government on health care matters, educating both patients and students as a teacher, or serving in community clinics."

  • Updated: March 26, 2018