Kathryn Applegate earned bachelor’s degrees in biophysics and mathematics at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she co-wrote an undergraduate biophysics textbook still used in Centenary’s biophysics program. Kathryn received her Ph.D. in computational cell biology from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, in 2010. There she developed computer vision algorithms to measure the remodeling activity of the cell’s internal scaffold, the cytoskeleton. In addition, she developed mathematical models of cytoskeleton dynamics to investigate how its activity at the molecular level contributes to higher-order processes such as cell migration.
At BioLogos, Kathryn leads the Evolution & Christian Faith grants program and enjoys writing and speaking on science and faith topics. She enjoys an active involvement in both the science and faith community and in her church. Kathryn and her husband Brent have two young children and love exploring the state parks of Michigan together on the weekend.