Before his acceptance to graduate school, Isaiah Reeves became certified in central sterile processing and assisted in several surgeries. This led him to be interested in mechanisms underlying retinal diseases, angiogenesis, cancer metabolism, biochemistry and molecular biology.
Reeves earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences in 2018 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. While there, he worked in the lab of Brad Binder, PhD, studying the receptors of the plant hormone ethylene in plants and symbiotic bacteria.
Reeves is currently working in the lab of Malia Potts, PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology.
“Trying to understand the world around me has led me to fall in love with biology,” he says. “Without knowledge of the complex machinery of how our cells function, there can be no comprehensive understanding of how our bodies work.”
Hometown: Ogden, Utah