- Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Diana Najera is a 2022-2026 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Born in Mexico and raised in Liberal, KS, she obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry (2021) from Kansas State University. Currently, her research focuses on deciphering the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of uterine leiomyoma. Her overall goal is to research diseases that are not well understood, as well as the disparities seen between males and females and among minorities. Eventually, she would like to play a leading role in developing better treatment conditions that disproportionately affect women and minorities. In her free time, Diana enjoys reading or playing video games to relax as well as traveling with her family.
Mentor: Vargheese M. Chennathukuzhi, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology.