Kathryn McGovern, PhD

Research Scientist

Kathryn earned her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Davis.  After graduating she worked as a technician, first in the lab of Dr. Robert Fairclough at UCD studying the pathogenesis of Myasthenia Gravis, and then in the lab of Dr. Nevan Krogan at UCSF studying the protein interactions between HIV and its host cell.  Kathryn earned her PhD at UC Riverside under the guidance of Dr. Emma Wilson studying T cell migration behavior in the T. gondii infected brain.  She did her postdoc at U of A in Dr. Koshy's lab, where she continued to study how Toxoplasma changes the brain and how those changes may alter the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease.

Recent Publications


Cabral, C. M., K. E. McGovern, W. R. MacDonald, J. Franco, and A. A. Koshy, "Dissecting Amyloid Beta Deposition Using Distinct Strains of the Neurotropic Parasite Toxoplasma gondii as a Novel Tool.", ASN Neuro, vol. 9, issue 4, pp. 1759091417724915, 2017 Jul-Aug. PMCID: PMC5565021  PMID: 28817954