Josh Lukas (’12) had an unconventional start to life — in fact, without the help of Dr. William Rhine and an experimental procedure at the Packard Children’s Hospital at Standford, he wouldn’t have had a start in life.

This medical intervention played a role in Lukas’ desire to pursue a medical degree and he chose to study at Bethel under Lynne Carey, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry. He agreed to participate in Carey’s research because it would look good on a resume, but in the end he discovered that it was about much more than test tubes and data analysis. He credits Carey with teaching him that, through research, academic knowledge can become a way to serve and impact real people.

Watch this video to hear more from Lukas about his time at Bethel and his hopes for the future.