Keighley Reisenauer earned her PhD in breast cancer biology under Dr. Joseph Taube at Baylor University. She is currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow instructing introductory biology courses and a topics course focused on science communication. See her teaching philosophy and information about her courses here.

Her dissertation work focused on evaluating the role of EMT in sensitizing cancer stem cells to small-molecule-driven cell death 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 3000 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 was also selected as a 2020 NCSE Science Communication Fellow. You can explore her work in outreach and science communication here.