Kristen Loesel

Graduate Student


Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Saginaw Valley State University in 2018. Kristen is completing her PhD under the mentorship of Carole Parent. Outside of lab, she enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing tennis.

Research Interests

Kristen is currently investigating how microenvironment topography alters invasive breast cancer cell migration and metastasis.


Live Cell Imaging, MATLAB, Cell Culture, Molecular Biology


NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2020
SVSU Owsley/Yang Award 2018
SVSU Outstanding Graduate Award 2018

Diversity Ambassador

First Generation College Student