- Name: R. Katherine "Kate" Hyde
- Hometown: Waterville, Me.
- New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biology
- Control of gene expression in leukemia and normal hematopoiesis.
- B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
- Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Post-doctoral fellow, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
- American Society of Hematology
- American Association of Cancer Researchers
How I fell in love with molecular biology:
Since my first biology course in high school, I've been interested in how a cell regulates which genes are expressed. In graduate school, I focused on this process during normal development. During this time, my father was diagnosed with leukemia. This prompted me to apply my scientific interests to a disease that has personal importance to me.
Three things people may not know about you:
- I like to do anything crafty -- I knit and crochet, and I'm learning to sew.
- I love to travel and visit friends and family.
- I played one of the leads in my high school musical.