Michael Westphal

2019-20 Latham Teaching Assistant; 2018-19 Latham Fellow
Education: 
Majoring in Human Physiology

Michael is a junior from Urbandale, Iowa pursuing a degree in Human Physiology, with a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management and minors in Chemistry and Microbiology.  He currently works in the Dr. E. Dale Abel Laboratory, and is involved with research of mitochondrial stress and its relation to diet-induced diabetes and obesity.  He plans to attend medical school after completing undergrad. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing and rock climbing.