Kate Blair

Kate Blair portrait

Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge

Kate completed a PhD  in the laboratory of Austin Smith in Cambridge, UK at the end of 2011.  She studied rat embryonic stem cells and what makes them different from mouse embryonic stem cells; she hopes her work will help shed light on how to capture embryonic stem cells from other species. Kate’s high school biology teacher told her that if you can’t explain a piece of biology to your grandparents, you don’t really understand it.