Alumni Spotlight | UNCG Biology

Biology Alumni Spotlight

Graduates of the Biology Department at UNCG are uniquely qualified for a variety of professional avenues and opportunities. The training and education students receive in the Biology Department includes hands on research and field experience as well as diverse areas of study within the biology curriculum.

Gina Montanez

UNCG Biology Alumnus, Gina MontanezAfter graduating UNCG, my career path has been directed towards the biopharmaceutical industry. I started at Merck where I was involved in the aseptic manufacture of Varicella vaccine in a clean room environment. After a few years, I made a transition to Quintiles where I worked in drug safety to ensure patient safety through processing and reporting of adverse events for clinical trials and marketed drugs. Most recently, my experience and education has led me to Argos Therapeutics where I work in process development for a biopharmaceutical company focused on making personalized immunotherapies utilizing dendritic cells for cancer and infectious disease. I would like to thank UNCG for the exceptional professors who provided a challenging learning environment and a memorable education that has granted the basis for me to grow and succeed professionally.

Coy Allen

Matthew Stockard & Maureen Maurer

Christina Erikson & Vanessa Ajizian

Greg Pate & Aubrey R. Turner

David Gifondorwa & Melissa Kimes

Winnell Newman & Robert Isdell

Shabnam Assar & Renekia Elliott