Kelly TeskeKelly Teske

Ph.D. Student

Expected Year of Graduation: 2015
Research Lab: Dr. Alexander Arnold
Major Area of Focus: Organic
Minor Area of Focus: Biochemistry
Previously Attended:
Illinois State University, 2006-2010, Bachelors in both Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Why I like Chemistry:

I like the challenge that chemistry offers. It is never boring.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

I was impressed with the synthetic organic labs here at UWM and thought the city would be a good fit for me.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

Go to Bradford Beach and play volleyball. I also enjoy the nightlife.

Research Goals:

My current research goal is to synthesize small molecules in hopes they will have biological activity towards the vitamin D receptor.


2009 – Sol Shulman Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Chemistry (received while still attending ISU)
2010 – ACS Undergraduate Inorganic Research Award