Kevin L. Kelly

Why did you choose research as a career?

I won't consider research to be my main career; I want to be a teacher when I get my doctorate, and any future research will be for the purpose of teaching students how to do research. That said, research is like a puzzle and it's fun to work with others to solve the puzzles and improve patient care.

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences?

I was attracted to the access to unique patient populations and state-of-the-art research with the potential to make an impact on patient care.

Why did you choose the clinical and translational science track?

I chose the clinical and translational science tract because of its flexibility and unique approach to a earning a doctorate, and because of the focus on policy and translation alongside traditional doctoral research.

What do you like about Rochester, Minnesota?

I enjoy the professional atmosphere and access to great health care. It's also a progressive and diverse town.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan on teaching physiology.