Kate Cavanaugh

DRSB Graduate Student, Gardel Lab

"I was first drawn to UChicago for its excellence in research and the rigorous quality of the PhD program. The interdisciplinary and intimate nature of the graduate programs ensures that students are exposed to numerous research spheres while gaining confidence in their own science. Ultimately, I chose UChicago because of the people. Students and faculty have a close-knit relationship and constant interaction, which builds a collaborative and integrative scientific community. I also found a vibrant, diverse, and supportive student body. Here, each student is invested in not only their own success, but also that of their classmates."

For her innovative work on junctional remodeling in epithelial tissues, Kate has been awarded both a Ford Foundation Fellowship and an HHMI Gilliam Fellowship.