Kathryn Atherton

I’m a Ph.D. candidate in Jennifer Bhatnagar’s lab at Boston University in both the Bioinformatics program and the Urban Biogeoscience and Environmental Health program! I received my B.S. in Biological Engineering from Purdue University in 2019 and knew that I wanted to use my engineering training in applied science to combine environmental research with public policy. My research is focused on using network analyses and metabolic modeling to understand how urbanization impacts the soil microbiome and tree health.