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Kimberley Avila: 25 years

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Kimberley Avila

Senior Research Associate
Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research

First UTSW job: Sequencing the human genome for the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development.

Best part about my job: My boss and co-workers are very kind and supportive, which makes it a fun place to work.

What energizes me at work: I think what motivates us the most is when experiments work and we see our hard work published in journals.

How co-workers describe me: Outgoing – I am a very social person.

Recipe for success: I’m an extrovert. UTSW is all about helping people and making connections.

Best UTSW memory: One of my favorite memories was getting together with my co-workers for my baby shower.

I’m really good at: Benchwork.

I wish I were an instant expert at: Cooking. I can cook basic meals, but I would really like to be as good as the people on the cooking shows.

Hobbies: Gardening and sewing.

Surprising fact: I am a huge animal lover. I have three dogs, one cat, and a fish.

Claim to fame: My greatest sources of pride and joy are my husband and three kids.


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