Department of Environmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
In 2016, Katie started working at UAMS in the Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) as an Animal Husbandry Technician. She maintained various animal studies, as well as colony management for several investigators. She later transferred to a Research Technician position at UAMS in The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Here she handled the processing of clinical patient samples and logging them into a database for future research. She has optimized a tumor-bearing rat animal model for breast cancer that can be used for a variety of chemotherapy-induced disease research areas, some of which include cardiotoxicity, cognitive impairment, and lymphedema which she will present at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.