Outstanding Seniors in the College of Science: Shyanne King

April 21, 2022


This spring, each department in the University of Arizona's College of Science nominated an outstanding senior who went above and beyond during their time as a Wildcat. We are pleased to share their stories as they reflect on their time at UArizona. Next up in the senior spotlight series is Shyanne King.

Shyanne King

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology

College of Science: Why did you choose your area of study?

Shyanne: My passion for the life sciences is deep-rooted, and I wanted to gain a comprehensive understanding of biology on both micro and macro scales. I chose to double major in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology because the combination allows me to apply grand evolutionary concepts to the smallest compounds in the human body.

COS: Tell us about a class or research project you really enjoyed.

Shyanne: I loved every second spent in Dr. Joyce Schroeder’s lab as a MARC Program trainee. Our research focuses on identifying factors that promote metastasis in breast cancer that can be used to develop targeted therapeutic treatments. She is an incredible professor and research advisor, and I am so thankful for her mentorship.

COS: What is one specific memory from your time at UA that you'll cherish forever?

Shyanne: The installation of the “Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0” swings! They were a fantastic way to relax in between classes or compete with friends to see how close we could get to flipping over the bars.

COS: What is next for you after graduation?

Shyanne: In September, I am moving to Seattle as an incoming Ph.D. student in the University of Washington’s Molecular Medicine & Mechanisms of Disease program!