Spotlight on new faculty - Kate Hyde, Ph.D.

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Kate Hyde, Ph.D.
Kate Hyde, Ph.D., is a new faculty member in the College of Medicine. Here's a brief rundown of her background and the expertise she brings to UNMC.

  • Name: R. Katherine "Kate" Hyde
  • Hometown: Waterville, Me.
  • New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biology

Research Interests:

  • 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

Previous Positions:

  • 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.


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Rahat Jahan
November 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM