Katherine Lontok, Ph.D.


Dr. Katherine Lontok joined the American Society for Microbiology as the Public Outreach Manager in January 2016. In Feb. 2020, she became the Scientific and Digital Editor, responsible for overseeing all asm.org content. Dr. Lontok holds a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Francisco. Her thesis work focused on RNA splicing patterns during the blood stage lifecycle of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

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