Anatomy & Cellular Biology
I am from Bayard, Iowa. I grew up on a small farm, where I was surrounded by nature constantly, which sparked my interest in the biological sciences. I attended Iowa State University and graduated with a BS in Agricultural Biochemistry in 2007.
While at Iowa State I had the chance participate in several research experiences, all relating to nutrition and the food intake response hormones. I also spent a summer at the Mayo Clinic doing research in the Immunology Department on the TCR and CXCR4. I have not officially decided what field of research or medicine I will pursue. My main interests include immunology and stem cells for research, along with pediatrics and surgery for medicine.
When not studying or in the lab, I can be found hunting, fishing, or doing anything outdoors.
Mentor: Doug Wright, Ph.D.
Caleb Grote, M.D., Ph.D.