Katie is a fourth year Human Genetics, PhD student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Working in the lab of Dr. Ronna Hertzano, she studies the genetics and molecular mechanisms of inner ear development and hearing loss. More specifically, Katie researches the roles of specific transcription factors, such as the Regulatory Factor X (RFX) transcription factor family, in hair cell development and maintenance using mice and zebrafish models. She received her B.S. in Biology, with a concentration in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, and minor in dance at George Mason University.
Gwilliam, K., Milon, B., Sethna, S., McMurray, M., Vijayakumar, S., Margulies, Z., Jones, S. M., . . Hertzano, R. (2019). Exploring the roles of RFX 1,3 and 7 Alone and in Concert in Hearing and Balance. University of Maryland, Baltimore 41st Graduate Research Conference-Baltimore, MD.
Edwards, V. L., Smith, S. B., Mccomb, E. J., Tamarelle, J., Ma, B., Humphrys, M. S., . . . Ravel, J. (2019). The Cervicovaginal Microbiota-Host Interaction Modulates Chlamydia trachomatis Infection. MBio,10(4). doi:10.1128/mbio.01548-19