Crystal Morales

Arizona Biological/Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Program

Crystal Morales was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and is a proud first-generation student in the Arizona Biological and Biomedical Science program. She recently completed a B.A. and M.A. in biomedical science and biology, respectively, at Northern Arizona University. Crystal was awarded the NIH-funded RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) fellowship at NAU. She is also a founding member and former secretary for a chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Her research interests include addressing cancer disparities and studying chemotherapeutics agents and potential cancer treatments. She hopes her work can benefit patients struggling with cancer and minimize the burden of cancer in marginalized communities. Crystal likes to be outdoors, get crafty, and train her puppy to do new tricks.