Geetha Goparaju chose USciences for its solid pharmaceutics curriculum and industry connections. She found both—plus a cadre of supportive professors eager to dispense equal parts wisdom and encouragement. “The faculty was very helpful,” she said. “I haven't seen such friendly professors anywhere else.” Throughout her doctoral program, this guidance also informed Goparaju’s research project in gene delivery treatments for liver disease. “My courses helped me look at lab work at a molecular level,” Goparaju said. “That’s an important aspect of any research, specifically at the PhD level.” Upon graduation, Goparaju felt confident she had the skills needed to land a research-based job at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company—or even an academic post.