Kathleen received her B.S. from the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, where she double majored in Chemistry and Biology. While at the University of Arkansas, Kathleen worked under Dr. T.K.S. Kumar to synthesize recombinant human growth factors with enhanced activity. Kathleen entered the IGP in 2019, where she developed a deep interest in immunology, and is now a member of the Olivares-Villagomez lab.
Kathleen is interested in the function of the milk protein osteopontin in the development of the infant microbiome.