My name is Axel Gomez and I am a senior pursuing majors in Biochemistry and Mathematics. I came from Nogales, Mexico, seeking for high quality education at the University of Arizona. Currently, I am an intern at Millennium Pharmaceuticals in the math modeling department. I work in Dr. Montfort’s lab performing crystallographic studies in the Alzheimer’s related kinase DYRK1A. I am also an ambassador of the Chemistry and Biochemistry department. After my graduation I expect to enter to medical school to eventually become a cardiovascular surgeon. During my free time I enjoy to watch and play (in particular soccer), watch TV shows, and visit family and friends back in Mexico.