Katie McCallum is a PhD candidate at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics program. While at the bench, her research is primarily focused on the basic biology governing host-microbial interactions. Katie's research interests extend far beyond the scope of medical microbiology. Her exposure to the enormity of collaborative effort and innovative research that exists in the Texas Medical Center has fostered her interest in science communication and science outreach.
A recent study examined both radiation interventionists and technicians to ascertain the risk of developing radiation cataractogenesis as a result of providing interventional radiation therapy. The study showed a positive ... Read more
Researchers have uncovered an intriguing mechanism by which excessive γ-crystallin aggregation, a hallmark of cataract disease, occurs. Interestingly, undamaged γ-crystallin may actually facilitate the aggregation of γ-crystallin variants that have ... Read more