The BioLogos Team
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.
Kathryn enjoys an active involvement in both the scientific community and her church. She taught for several years in TSRI’s summer outreach program for high school students and teachers, and she belongs to the American Society of Cell Biology, the Association for Women in Science, and the American Scientific Affiliation. At church, She and her husband teach children’s Sunday school and help administer a sponsorship program for needy children in Uganda.
At BioLogos, Kathryn administers the Evolution & Christian Faith grants program.