About Microbe Matters and KDShives.com:
I am passionate about increasing public awareness and interest in current science topics, especially those relating to microbiology. I believe this field to be of universal human interest because every single person alive has dealt with disease in some form. I believe that we can all benefit from continued understanding and awareness about the microbial world that we occupy, especially in an era of ever-emerging new diseases and increasing rates of antibiotic resistance.
This led to the creation of “Microbe Matters” in order to generate dialogue between the scientific community and the general public. These articles are intended to convey some of what is interesting and important in the overall field of microbiology to the general public, but are by no means definitive. I hope that you enjoy the articles and that they pique further interest in the fascinating field that is modern microbiology.
Additionally, you will find re-posts of my work with Gradhacker.org, a part of Inside Higher Ed. These articles are geared for the graduate student audience and the issues that they may specifically be facing during their own graduate education process.
Contact Information for K.D. Shives:
LinkedIn: Katherine D. Shives
About Katherine D. Shives:
Currently a Microbiology PhD candidate at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado; my prior education includes a B.S. in Biotechnology from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Between my undergraduate and graduate studies I worked as a research assistant in Otolaryngology at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.
When not pondering the microbial world I enjoy time spent with my husband and pet Akita, crocheting, and gardening in Denver.
Disclaimer: Please remember that no information provided on this website is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. I am not a licensed medical provider in any way. If you think you are ill, go see medical professional for appropriate medical treatment.