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Kathryn H., PhD

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Kathryn received her BS in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee, where she worked as an undergraduate research assistant utilizing fruit flies as a model to study the genetics of neuropeptide gene expression. She went on to receive a PhD in Molecular and Human Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine, where her dissertation work focused on mapping translocation breakpoints in cancer. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Genetic Medicine and was funded by a successful grant application to the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. The work focused on identifying genetic predictors of progression of premalignant breast disease. She is currently completing a second postdoctoral fellowship at Northern Kentucky University in the Department of Biological Sciences utilizing S. cerevisiae as a model organism for investigation of candidate modifier loci for cancer susceptibility. She has several publications in scientific journals including Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer, and Cancer Research. Her major research interest is cancer genetics, but she is also knowledgeable in the areas of epidemiology, yeast genetics, genome stability, cell biology, microbiology, and molecular biology.