Kayla Kruger

Kayla Kruger

Prior to coming to Penn, I had no research experience and I felt nervous and intimidated about the idea of getting involved in research. However, now I can happily say that research has been one of the most eye-opening and rewarding aspects of my education at Penn. I started as a PURM scholar at the Betley Lab and have continued to work at the Betley Lab, where I study the neural basis of hunger and its influence on peripheral inflammation. I am also interested in the behavioral neurobiology of eating disorders and exploring animal models of eating disorders such as activity-based anorexia (ABA) in rodents. Overall, I acquired a genuine appreciation for research and working at the lab changed the trajectory of my academic and career path. I am truly grateful for my research opportunities and I would love to help others find their passion and have a great research experience at Penn. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or need tips on how to stay involved in research while working from home! I look forward to hearing from you!

  • PURM Grant Recipient (Summer 2019)
  • Research Assistant, Betley Lab, Department of Biology (2019-present)

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