Hunter King Pursues Ph.D at UTK
After graduating from Grace Baptist Academy in 2011, Hunter King attended the University of Memphis where he was named one of the “Young Guns” in research. His research led the university to say that he is, “one of the smart, young scientists that might just change the world one day”. King developed a protocol and designed a lab based, electromechanical sensor that will be used for testing patient samples in upcoming clinical trials.
Upon his graduation from the University of Memphis, Hunter was accepted into the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015. He is currently pursuing M.D. and Ph.D.degrees. King has completed his pre-clinical coursework and is transitioning to the research phase for his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, specifically tissue engineering.
Hunter’s strong enthusiasm for research is driven by a mixture of curiosity and compassion. Through research and development, he believes that he can improve patient outcomes world-wide. King says, “I hope that I will be able to develop new kinds of medical technologies to improve the lives of more people than I can personally help through clinical practice alone.”