Katherine Xue is broadly interested in evolutionary biology and has worked on research projects in biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular genetics. As a graduate student, Katherine is applying frameworks from theoretical evolutionary biology to problems in medicine and ecology. She hopes to harness the power of genomic technologies to understand evolutionary forces and their lasting effects. Katherine is dedicated to science communication; she was an undergraduate fellow and later associate editor for Harvard Magazine. She has written over 50 articles covering academic research and university news, and received Harvard University’s Bowdoin Prize for her writing.
“Scientific literacy is incredibly important in today’s society. It informs decisions ranging from everyday choices to issues of international importance. I think that scientists have a responsibility to communicate to the public not only about scientific findings, but also about scientific ways of thinking.”
University of Washington