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Chelsea Knotts

Honors Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB)


Chelsea Knotts majored in honors biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology (BCMB) and completed an honors thesis project entitled, “Molecular Modeling of Estrogen Receptors.” She was named a University of Tennessee Torchbearer and will attend the School of Medicine at West Virginia University. Chelsea plans to pursue a career in neurosurgery. As an undergraduate, when not working in a laboratory, interning with surgeons, or volunteering with local homelessness advocates, Chelsea was immersed in her role as a member of the champion Lady Vols track & field team. Chelsea has been awarded many scholar-athlete awards within the Lady Volunteers and the SEC. She also served as a liaison between student athletes and athletic administrations as a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Chelsea has started a running group for the homeless community of Knoxville in the hopes of teaching these men and women the life skills of goal setting and commitment; she also served as a member of the Honors Events Committee and the Honors Ambassador Program.