Kathryn Bailey

Aurora, IL, US
Field of Work 
Microbial Ecology
Synata Bio
Job Title or "Student" 
Research Microbiologist
University of South Florida
Engineering Science
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Kathryn Bailey is a Research Microbiologist at Synata Bio, located in Warrenville, IL. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Microbial Ecology and Physiology Group, Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She received her B.S. degree in Biology from Albany State University (Albany, GA), a M.S. in Marine Science and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL). At Albany State University, she was honored as a Georgia HOPE Scholar, Ronald McNair Scholar, NSF HBCU-UP Scholar, Dean’s List Scholar, and with membership in Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society. As a graduate student she was awarded an NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, USF Diverse Student Success Fellowship, and a GEM Fellowship. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Her research interests include interactions between microorganisms and environmental contaminants such as heavy metals and radionuclides.
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