As an interdiciplinary anthropological genomicist, my research focuses on the intersection between genomic variation and fitness across environmental variation. I also conduct Science Education Research and am passionately committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM.

I am currently an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. George (PJ) Perry at Pennsylvania State University. Here, I am using functional genomics techniques to study baseline and growth hormone-induced changes in genome-wide methylation profile between human populations with different height and growth phenotypes: the Batwa rainforest hunter-gatherers and the neighboring Bakiga agriculturalists from Southwest Uganda. See my Research Page for more information!

Previously (2014-2017), I was a FIRST postdoctoral fellow at Emory University in the lab of Dr. Donna Maney. and a PhD student mentored by Dr. Christine Drea at Duke University.

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Twitter: @Dr_KatieG1

Office: 516 Carpenter Building

Fortunate are those who have learned to see, in the wild things of nature, something to be loved, something to be wondered at, something to be reverenced, for they will have found the key to a never-failing source of recreation and refreshment. - Hugh B. Cott

If you want to know more about me, read this profile by The Female Scientist or this one on Sully Asks a Scientist!