Kate Morton
Student

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Student, Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program, 2019-Present  

As a first year student in ITEHP, i'll be in lab rotations until the summer of 2020. I am currently rotating in Dr. Joel Meyer's lab. My interests in toxicology are centered around my desire to understand the impacts of human industries on the environment, wildlife, and human health. 

Prior to joining Duke, I contributed to research in sex-based genetic modifications of mosquitoes using Aedes aegypti and genome sequencing of Toxorhynchites amboinensis with the Tu lab in the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech. I also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Mauro Carraccioli in the Political Science department, compiling research about the relationships and interactions between colonizers and indigenous peoples of South America. 

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, 2019
Biochemistry, Cum Laude
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, 2019
Political Science (National Security), Cum Laude
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia

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