About Me

Keighley Reisenauer is a PhD candidate studying with Dr. Joseph Taube at Baylor University. Her research interests include cancer stem cells, small-molecule-therapy, and improving science communication.

She is currently evaluating the role of EMT in sensitizing cancer stem cells to small-molecule-driven paraptosis and the effects on metastasis and chemotherapy. You can read a more complete description of her research projects here.

Keighley is also passionate about outreach and co-founded Present Your PhD in 2017. Since its foundation, Present Your PhD has reached well over 2000 K-12 students in the Waco area and now collaborates with over a dozen schools, museums, and community groups. Through her involvement, Keighley has given several age-appropriate talks about what it means to be a scientists and about her research. She is also a co-host of the podcast STEMculture. You can explore her work in outreach and science communication here.

PhD in Biology, In progress

Baylor University

Bachelors of Science in Genetics, 2016

Secondary major in Spanish, Honors in Research

University of Wisconsin – Madison