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This is one of many spotlights about Badin graduates and their successes in life.

Paul New ’06 is currently a Ph.D candidate in the Cell, Molecular, and Structural Biology graduate program at Miami University. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and a Minor in Molecular Biology also from Miami University. Paul conducts research under the direction of Dr. Carole Dabney-Smith with a research interest in the study of protein transport across biological membranes. He is one of six graduate students inducted into the inaugural class of the Richard Bubnis and Robin Parker Graduate Student Research Fellowship at Miami. Previously he was honored with the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University. He has presented his research in multiple research conferences including international meetings of the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, and the International Society of Photosynthetic Researchers as well as publishing his work in scientific journals such as the Photosynthesis Research and Plant Direct.

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Paul New ‘06

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about science, yoga, and music.

Who inspires you and why? The passion, drive, and hard work of the professional scientists I work with each and everyday inspire me to pursue scientific discovery to solve real world problems and to advocate for science in policy and practice.

Favorite Quote? "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan

What is your best advice for current Badin students? Work hard and don't be afraid of failure in pursuing your passions and goals.

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose? Why? Carl Sagan because of his work to make science accessible and understandable for all.

Who is your hero? Why? My mother because of everything that she has sacrificed for me and my brothers.

Is there anything in particular that you'd like to share about what you do? I study how proteins are transported to different places in the cells of plants.

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