Faculty & Staff

Katherine Gibson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Biology - Plant/Microbe Interactions, Cell Signaling, Cell Cycle Regulation.
  • Telephone: 617.287.6614
  • Office Location: ISC-4-4430

Areas of Expertise

Plant Microbe Interactions , Plant Cell Signaling, Plant Cell Cycle Regulation


PhD, Molecular Biology, Princeton University, 2000
BA, Biology, University of Virginia, 1993

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2004 Protein Purification and Characterization Course Fellowship, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
  • 2002-2004 National Science Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • 2000-2002 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University.
  • 1991-1993 Dupont Science Scholarship, University of Virginia.
  • 1990-1991 A.P.S.A.C. Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, University of North Dakota. 

Research Positions

  • 2008-present Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Boston.
  • 2005  Visiting Scientist, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia. Advisor: Russel W. Carlson, PhD.
  • 2002-2008 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Advisor: Graham C. Walker, PhD.
  • 2000-2002 HHMI Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University. Advisor: Sharon R. Long, PhD.
  • 1994-2000 Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University. Advisor: Thomas J. Silhavy, PhD.
  • 1991-1993 Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Virginia. Advisor: Ann L. Beyer, PhD.
  • 1991 Department of Biology, University of North Dakota. Advisor: Roger Denome, PhD.
  • 1990-1991 Department of Biology, University of North Dakota. Advisor: Robert Fleischer, PhD.

Courses Attended

  • 2004 Protein Purification and Characterization. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.