Ashley Archer 2014-2018 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular and integrative physiology at KU Medical Center. She received a B.S. (2011) in Exercise Science from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri. As an undergraduate on full scholarship, she participated in research, worked as a Head Anatomy Teaching Assistant in the human cadaver lab, and was the first student in her department to design and teach her own health and exercise course. Upon graduation, Archer received a Fulbright Scholarship to be a cultural ambassador and English teaching assistant in Madrid, Spain. As a Ph.D. student, Archer studies prevention and treatment strategies for obesity and type 2 diabetes. She is also active in the community serving as an interpreter at the free health clinic near campus. Archer hopes to apply her experience at the bench and in the community in a job as a Medical Science Liaison.
Mentor: Paige C. Geiger, Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, KUMC