WISDM Speaker Series: Kate Higgins

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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This semester, the Women's League is proud to be continuing our partnership with WISDM, the Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT and the MIT Innovation Initiative to continue our popular speaker series.

Hear about Kate's research in the Harvard-MIT PhD program.

About Kate:

Kate Higgins is a seventh year student in the joint Harvard-MIT MD/PhD program. She was born and raised in Palo Alto, California, but came east to study biology and chemistry at Williams College. She is currently working on her PhD in Jing-Ke Weng’s lab at the Whitehead Institute, where she studies bitter taste receptor evolution across vertebrates. Her current projects involve food allergies, poison dart frogs, and Neanderthals. Clinically, she is most interested in pediatrics and psychiatry. In her free time, Kate reads, runs, paints, plays harp, and dotes on her pet cat. She is also passionate about mentorship and mental health.

The Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT (WISDM) promotes the visibility of women in our academic community, increases gender diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship, and makes it easier to find talented and diverse speakers for various events. WISDM supports women and gender non-conforming MIT community members and upholds the Institute’s efforts to foster community, equity, and inclusion.

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Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Community Event, Career Development

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women, STEM, Q&A, cancer, research, Medicine



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