Dr. Katie Galloway received her PhD in chemical engineering with a minor in biology from California Institute of Technology in 2012. While at Caltech she focused on synthetic biology and systems biology and building synthetic genetic circuits that control cellular decision-making. In 2011, she was one of only three graduate students awarded the Caltech Everhart Lecture and, in 2013, her work was published in Science. Currently, Dr. Galloway serves as a NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she works on converting skin cells into neurons to study neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Galloway has also been a mentor for The Lab, RTB’s student mentoring program.