Member Spotlight - Kathryn Knoop, PhD
Short biography and personal statement
Kathryn Knoop has recently been appointed a Young Professor Councilor for the SMI Board. Additionally, she is the new head of the Communications Committee for SMI. Having served as the social media editor of the journal Mucosal Immunology since 2017, Kathryn is passionate about providing a strong virtual community for SMI members to increase global connectivity. In her research, Dr. Knoop is focused on neonatal mucosal immunity, how the developing intestinal microbiota influences the immune system, and how maternal components in breastmilk can influence intestinal microbial colonization and protect against pathogenic bacteria.