Joseph Loomis (he/him/his) is a senior from Pratt, Kansas pursuing a double major in Biochemistry and Chemistry. He aspires to obtain a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and research the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to his studies, Joseph is involved in undergraduate research in Dr. Michael Johnson's lab in the Chemistry Department. Joseph's current research involves using analytical chemistry techniques to investigate chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment, or "chemobrain", in zebrafish. Joseph has presented his work at multiple regional and national conferences, including the 254th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, and has co-authored a publication. For his research efforts, Joseph was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Spring 2018. Joseph is also actively involved in the KU Navigators, and is an Honors Seminar Assistant for Dr. Misha Barybin. He has previously participated in KU Men's Glee and the KU Running Club. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys running, basketball, and reading.
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