Continue your career as a researcher in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Whether you focus on basic science or applied research, the goal is make discoveries that lead to new or improved drugs, vaccines, treatments and cures.

Alumni Spotlight

Nuruddeen Lewis, PhD, Scientist, Cellular and Translational Immunology group, EMD Serono

In the “Beyond the Lab” video series, the BRET Office of Career Development within the Vanderbilt School of Medicine interviews Vanderbilt PhD and postdoctoral alumni about their career path.

Sample Job Titles


Director of research

Study director

Discovery researcher

Biologist/chemist/mass spectrometry specialist/imaging lab lead

Professional Organizations