Kimberly Argueta ’17, ’19 MS, a graduate of New Haven University this month, has focused her research on testing alternative methods to treat Lyme disease.
May 7, 2019
As we get closer to the start, we’ll introduce you to some of the Class of 2019 University. Next up is Kimberly Argueta ’17, ’19 MS, a cell and molecular biology student, whose favorite memories include the presentation of his research on campus and meeting with Dr. Henry C. Lee.
When Kimberly Argueta ’17, ’19 MS discovered her interest in pathology as an undergraduate student at New Haven University, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the field.
As a graduate student in the University’s Cellular and Molecular Biology program, Argueta became interested in research. For the past two years, she has been a member of the University’s Lyme Disease Research Group, focusing on testing alternative methods to treat the disease.
“In addition to my research, I was able to mentor my fellow undergraduate and graduate students in the Lyme disease cell culture research lab,” Argueta said. “Mentoring has taught me how to teach students and how to support them throughout their educational experience.”
Argueta shared his passion for research with the students in other ways. She demonstrated how to differentiate living cells from dead cells at the University Accepted Student Days for prospective students, and she was a teaching assistant for cell culture laboratory classes.
“I am really passionate about cell culture,” said Argueta. “Having the ability to help teachers and be a teaching assistant motivated me to continue improving and strengthening my skills. ”
“While I was in college, I continuously evolved as a person. I am grateful for all the amazing experiences I have had as a student. “Kimberly Argueta ’17, ’19 MS
An active member of the campus community, Argueta has been involved with several organizations, including Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the Latin American Student Association and Students Impacting Their Living Environment (SMILE). Some of her favorite memories of her time as Charger were the result of her involvement on campus – as well as meeting Dr. Henry C. Lee, someone she admires.
A volunteer and later an intern in the Horizon Program for Geriatric Seniors at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Argueta plans to attend medical school. As one of more than 40 attendees at New Haven University’s 2019 Graduate Student Showcase, she has already had the opportunity to present her research.
“I was one of the six winners and I consider it to be one of my favorite and most rewarding experiences,” said Argueta. “While I was in college, I continuously evolved as a person. I am grateful for all the amazing experiences I have had as a student. ”