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This is one of many spotlights about Badin graduates and their successes in life.

Paul New ’06 is currently a Ph.D candidate in the Cell, Molecular, and Structural Biology graduate program at Miami University. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and a Minor in Molecular Biology also from Miami University. Paul conducts research under the direction of Dr. Carole Dabney-Smith with a research interest in the study of protein transport across biological membranes. He is one of six graduate students inducted into the inaugural class of the Richard Bubnis and Robin Parker Graduate Student Research Fellowship at Miami. Previously he was honored with the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University. He has presented his research in multiple research conferences including international meetings of the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, and the International Society of Photosynthetic Researchers as well as publishing his work in scientific journals such as the Photosynthesis Research and Plant Direct.

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Alumni Spotlight on: PAUL NEW '06

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What are you passionate about? I am passionate about science, yoga, and music.

Who inspires you and why? The passion, drive, and hard work of the professional scientists I work with each and everyday inspire me to pursue scientific discovery to solve real world problems and to advocate for science in policy and practice.

Where have you traveled in the world? Over the past 15 years, I've had the pleasure and the good fortune to be able to travel a little to Europe, the British Isles, New Zealand, Greece, and domestically in the States. I can't say I have a favorite place or food...I just love meeting new people, exploring new places, and experiencing new cultures.

What is your best advice for current Badin students? Be kind and work hard but remember to have fun, too! I'm thankful for the friends I still have in my life that I made at Badin. It's always your choice, but if you embrace where you are, you have the chance to build a strong foundation, life long friendships, and connections that you can enjoy the rest of your life. So enjoy the journey!

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose? Why? My grandparents. I wasn't fortunate enough to have met three of them and I'd love to get to know them better and to understand more of our family history. I'd love to hear their stories and say thank you for everything they did back then so that we can have what we have now, and to promise them that we will continue to build on what they started.

What is one thing that you learned while at Badin that you still use and value today? Two of the main things that were reinforced at Badin that I still use and value today are The Golden Rule and Living the Fourth. Treating people with kindness, compassion and respect while putting my faith and beliefs in to action are elemental to my daily life. I'm thankful I was fortunate enough to go to a high school that valued these things as much as I did and still do.

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