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Meet student researchers!

Read about some of our former student cancer researchers! See examples of how their educational and career paths were enhanced by our undergraduate research training program, which provides personalized and unique, faculty-mentored research experience.

Student Davante Hammer in lab

 

Promising discoveries: Microbiology student does research to fight cancer, gain experience for future in medicine (pdf)

Davante Hammer, 2022 graduate in microbiology/pre-medicine, business minor

 

 

Kierra Holloman

 

Beyond the classroom: Biochemistry student works on molecular switch to kill cancer cells (pdf)

Kierra Holloman, 2021 junior in biochemistry

 

 

Mackenzie Thornton

 

Biology major wants to help solve the puzzle of cancer (pdf)

Mackenzie Thornton, 2020 graduate in microbiology/pre-medicine and 2019 Goldwater Scholar

 

 

Vaithish Valazhahan

 

Big dreams: Undergraduate wants to save lives through medicine and research (pdf)

Vaithish Velazhahan, 2018 graduate in microbiology/pre-medicine & medical biochemistry and Gates-Cambridge Scholar

 

 

Adam Schieferecke 2016

 

Undergraduate research opportunities create scientific foundation, new generation of cancer fighters (pdf)

Adam Schieferecke, 2017 graduate in microbiology & biochemistry and Goldwater nominee

 

Dr. Lori Kautzman

 

From cow brains to human kidneys: Transplant surgeon establishes cancer research scholarship in honor of her experience at K-State (pdf)

Lori Kautzman, MD, 1999 biology graduate