Alexandra Austin- 2020 Climb4KC Scholar

I grew up in the Twin Cities and initially became interested in medicine because of my parents, who are radiologists. In college, I discovered my enthusiasm for clinical research. As a medical student at the University of Minnesota, I am now excited to continue to pursue my passion for medical research in Dr. Christopher Weight’s research lab using artificial intelligence to identify and classify kidney cancer on CT scans. As my parents are radiologists, I understand the impact this work could have and am thrilled to be working towards that with Dr. Weight and the other kidney cancer scholars as well as the many teams involved across the country. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, and playing music.