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Daniel Kurt Arens

Doctor of Philosophy, Microbiology & Molecular Biology


Briefly tell us about yourself (e.g. hometown, family, hobbies, favorite BYU courses, intended profession)

I am from Mesa, AZ and I have six older sisters. I am married to my wonderful wife Brenna and together we enjoy taking care of our bunnies and playing Ticket to Ride or badminton. I am starting a research position out in San Antonio doing medical research at Fort Sam Houston.

Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?

My wife, my family, Dr. Grose, all Grose lab members

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?

Keep your life balanced, there is more to life than school

How has your experience at BYU prepared you for the rest of your life?

Things in life don't always work out in the way you'd expect but they do work out