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Nathaniel Boyd Arbuckle Higdon

Nathaniel Boyd Arbuckle Higdon

  • Graduate Assistant
  • Immunobiology
  • Veterinary Microbiology & Preventative Medicine
I am pursuing a graduate doctoral degree, PhD, in Immunobiology at Iowa State University. I am the 2021 State of Kansas American Society for Microbiology Young Ambassador Representative and have been since 2019.

I have performed research in viral and host protein interactions with the Herpes Simplex Type 1 Viral Protein UL34, digitation and formation of limbs in chicken embryos, ageism in millennials in relation to risky behavior, personality, and fear of dying. I have performed research into native soil bacterial resistance to the quaternary ammonium compound cetylpyridinium chloride.

I plan on pursuing a career in studying BSL3/4 pathogens in relation to overall study of the organism, vaccines, and bioterrorism prevention.

I have various experiences ranging from biological and psychological research, teaching (preschool to college), sales, training, customer relations, problem resolution, loss prevention, document editing, community outreach, leadership roles, grant writing, and more.

I am a passionate, competitive, and hardworking individual who has been fortunate enough to earn various degrees, scholarships, fellowships, and grants. I am conscientious of procedures, policies, deadlines, and available resources. I am able to adapt and learn quickly and eagerly accept any tasks I am given.

Contact Info

1144 Vet Med
1800 Christensen Dr
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  • B.A., Biology, Washburn University, 2018
  • B.A., Psychology, Washburn University, 2018
  • M.S., Biology, Fort Hays State University, 2021