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Kate Letai

MSTP (MD/PhD) candidate.

BA in neuroscience Princeton University.

Kate completed her bachelor’s at Princeton University in 2017, studying Neuroscience with a minor in Computer Science. As an undergraduate, she worked in Dr. Tim Buschman’s lab developing technologies to precisely manipulate neuronal firing in the brain via in vivo microelectrode stimulation. After graduating, she spent two years in the lab of Dr. Jesse Gray at Harvard Medical School investigating the mechanisms of neuronal firing rate homeostasis. Now, she has turned her focus to the gut nervous system, and she is interested in how enteric glia cells function in disease. When she’s not in the lab, Kate is probably baking or hiking through the Cleveland Metroparks.