ARACELY NEWTON, PhD
Aracely grew up in the Kansas City area and credits her initial interest in biology to her father, her 10th grade biology teacher, and the beauty of evolution. Aracely earned Bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She earned her Ph.D. in molecular and integrative physiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center, completing her dissertation research in the lab of Dr. Peter Baumann at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Aracely’s primary passion is for scientific research, with an emphasis in developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and genetics. She has published three first-author peer-reviewed papers during and after graduate school and is currently interested in the evolution of insulin signaling in the fruit fly. Aracely enjoys teaching biology, physiology, and anatomy, and interacting with students.
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