Meet Pinkal Patel

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Class of 2019

Who I am 

I am a graduate student researcher working in the field of vision science and ophthalmology. I have always been interested in biology and understanding how things work. In high school, I decided I wanted to go into either medicine or research. My end goal is improving human life. 

Why I want to be a scientist 

I like learning new things and solving problems on a daily basis. I enjoy the interaction with brilliant minds and learning from their experiences. I also like having the opportunity to do scientific research involving eye diseases and doing community service work such as vision screening. I want to make a difference in people’s lives. 

What I like about UNTHSC 

Although I came from a small institution, UNTHSC saw my potential and gave me a chance to succeed. I feel like the staff members are heavily invested in my success and genuinely want me to succeed. I love that everyone here has an open-door policy, which I feel is something you do not get
at bigger institutions.

About the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 

The Graduate School of Biomedical Science offers MS and PhD degrees in a wide range of research areas.  

What you should know

  • Departments include Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Physiology & Anatomy, and Microbiology, Immunology & Genetics. 
  • 90 percent of Medical Science graduates accepted to medical, dental or advanced programs.
  • Offers eight traditional programs including biochemistry, cell biology and integrative physiology.

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About UNT Health Science Center 

Located in Fort Worth’s beautiful Cultural District, UNTHSC is a graduate university for more than 2,000 students in medicine, science and public health. It has six schools that educate and train providers of the future to become doctors, public health experts, biomedical scientists, pharmacists, physical therapists and physician assistants. 

Working in health care teams and training in a strong culture built on shared values, UNTHSC team members are dedicated to transforming lives in order to improve the lives of others.