My name is Allan Paxson. I am of the Hopi and White Mountain Apache Native American tribes in Northern and Eastern Arizona, respectively. I am currently in my third year at the University of Arizona majoring in Physiology and Medical Sciences with a minor in Educational Psychology. My current research project is within the Cress Lab at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Right now, I am working on identifying compounds that will eradicate smooth muscle-invasive tumor cells using cell viability assays. In my free time, I enjoy working with student-athletes at the Kasser Sports Medicine Center as an Athletic Training Technician and enjoy trying new art techniques such as pottery, drawing, painting, and writing. Also, I can’t forget to mention that my other favorite activity is trying out local Tucson coffee shops and restaurants #supportlocal!