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Hello

My name is Kara and I have a PhD in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences with an emphasis in microbiology and immunology. My PhD research focused on how the immune system responds to the Plasmodium parasite which causes the disease malaria. I’ve always had a fascination with how diseases work in the human body and how the immune system can act both as a hero and a villain depending on disease context. A lot of my blogs will focus on immunology since that’s my specific area of expertise, but I will branch out to cover other science topics as well.

 

If you have a certain topic/question you would like to see covered feel free to send me an email. I look forward to having you all join me on this journey of discovery and learning!

    My Story

     I’ve always enjoyed teaching others about science, particularly people that aren’t necessarily a part of the scientific community. Science is such a cool topic and one that should be accessible to everyone because it literally affects all of us in our everyday lives- even those of us that are not in a STEM field. From how vaccines work to how humans, other animals, plants, and fungi are all interdependent on each another.  The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the gap that exists between the scientific community and the general public and has made me realize I want to pursue a career in science communication. I want to help bridge that gap and educate others of how important it is for everyone, not just scientists in research labs, to appreciate and understand science.

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    I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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