Kate completed a PhD on the origins of biological enzyme catalysis, working with Pier Luigi Luisi (Roma Tre) and Jack W. Szostak (Harvard), and then joined the Boyden lab as a postdoctoral scholar working on new molecular neurotechnologies, including protein and nucleic acid engineering for the analysis of cellular signaling and activity. She then went on to a tenure-track faculty job at U Minnesota.
Adamala KP*, Martin-Alarcon DA*, Guthrie-Honea KR, Boyden ES (2016) Engineering genetic circuit interactions within and between synthetic minimal cells, Nature Chemistry doi:10.1038/nchem.2644. (*, co-first authors)
Adamala, K.P.*, Martin-Alarcon, D. A.*, Boyden E. S. (2016) Programmable RNA-binding protein composed of repeats of a single modular unit, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(19):E2579–E2588. (*, co-first authors)