Katherine Perschbacher, Ph.D. student, Molecular Medicine
• What is your area of research or scholarship? Our research aims to uncover the underlying causes of preeclampsia, a cardiovascular disorder that occurs during pregnancy.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? There are no effective treatments or cure for preeclampsia, and the cause remains unknown. Research on preeclampsia may lead to new discoveries that could be used to develop new treatments, or ways to predict and prevent preeclampsia.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? I am in the Molecular Medicine program and expect to graduate in May 2019.
• Hometown: Coon Rapids, Minnesota.
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Justin Grobe, Ph.D., Pharmacology
• What are your career goals? Continue in biomedical research to develop products that will, one day, directly effect and help patients
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