Aaron Bender grew up in Buffalo, Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming with his bachelor of science degree in biology and botany and his PhD in molecular biology. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and worked for the University of Kansas in the Chemistry department.
“I am a big proponent of using the scientific method in everyday life, even if you don’t pursue science as a career. I think it helps you think critically,” said Bender. He loves to fly fish, hike and spend time with his daughter during his free time and is really excited about inspiring students.