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About KDShives.com:

This is a portfolio site of both my academic and professional writing. 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.  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.

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:

E-mail: microbematters@gmail.com

Twitter: @KDShives

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.

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