Katherine is new to the northeast (and their winters!), having grown up in Fernandina Beach, Florida and then attending Stetson University in Deland, Florida. She graduated in December of 2021 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. While at Stetson, she studied under Dr. Jean Smith researching function conservation in the cell fusion protein Prm1 between two closely related fungal species.
Katherine joined the MCB program at Dartmouth in the fall of 2022. Now in the Cramer lab, she is interested in strain-specific pathogenicity in the context of patients on small molecule drugs like ibrutinib. When not in the lab, Katherine enjoys baking and reading at home with her cat, Flynn, and hiking and camping with her dog, Clove.