Celeste Cummings

Westminster College

Celeste Cummings is from Florissant, Missouri. She is a rising senior at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and is majoring in Biochemistry with a Chemical emphasis and minoring in Mathematics.

This summer she is working in Dr. Ben-Shahar’s lab focusing on whether the perception or production of chemosensory stimuli regulates attraction/repulsion of High and Low aggregating larvae.

After graduation, Celeste plans on applying to an MD-PhD program so she can combine her love for research and medicine. Her goal is to become a biochemist in genetic disease research and help find a cure to Tay-Sachs disease. One piece of advice she would give to future applicants is to apply to as many programs as possible and to be open to all opportunities. In her free time, Celeste enjoys going painting with her mom, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends.