Director, Professional Sciences Masters in Biotechnology
Department of Biology
Dr. Kathryn Walters-Conte is the Director of the Biotechnology Masters program as well as the Undergraduate Science Coordinator at American University. Dr Walters is a DC-area native who has held positions in academia, multiple government agencies (FBI, NIH and NCI) as well as in the biotechnology industry. Currently, Dr. Walters-Conte is working in collaboration with the Kogod School of Business to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in sciences at American University.
Dr. Walters’ research is focused on the molecular evolution of transposable elements in eukaryotes, specifically developed models of proliferation for short interspersed elements (SINEs) specific to the cat and rodent families. Dr. Walters strives to incorporate genomics and computational biology into laboratory-based courses at American University.
PhD, Systematics and Evolution, The George Washington University
MS, Forensic Molecular Biology, The George Washington University
BS, Physiology and Neurobiology, The University of Maryland
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