Alumni Update: Kate Lagerstrom

Photo Credit: Group of researchers
May 23, 2021

As an undergraduate student at Nebraska, Kate Lagerstrom ('17) studied Arabidopsis calmodulin in plant immunity against Pseudomonas syringae.

Her life now revolves around graduate school at Stanford University where she is a part of the PhD program in Biosciences. Her "home program" is Biology, and within that, she is in the CMOB (Cellular, Molecular, and Organismic Biology) track.

They are given a year to find a lab to join, so Kate is currently rotating in a lab focusing on environmental microbiology research. She will be a small part of a project on nectar microbes and their impact on the plant-pollinator relationship.