Kerri Beth Boggs
Kerri Beth Boggs earned bachelor's degrees in biology and chemistry from Milligan College in East Tennessee, and she is now a biochemistry Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky, where she investigates the replication and transmission of respiratory viruses. Her favorite part of graduate school is the close-knit community she has built with her mentor and lab mates. Along with her research, Kerri Beth enjoys teaching science classes and coordinating outreach events for local schools and organizations. She spends her free time hiking, reading and baking desserts for friends and family. After completing her Ph.D., she plans to become a professor at a small liberal arts college.
Articles by Kerri Beth Boggs
Sept. 17, 2020
Starting in eighth grade, a series of mentors who saw something special in Sharifa Love–Rutledge helped her stay on the path to being a researcher — and becoming a mentor to others.
May 21, 2020
This ASBMB award winner is an associate professor at UCSF who aims to understand how cells communicate with each other and the environment.
Jan. 23, 2020
Yvonne Fondufe–Mittendorf, who took a winding path from the Republic of Cameroon to the bluegrass of Kentucky, calls herself “an academic tourist.”
Aug. 1, 2019
Curbing the neurotoxic effects of beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s. Using proteomics to find targets to treat leishmaniasis, a sometimes-deadly parasitic disease. Turning white fat cells brite to treat obesity. Read about this work and more.
What I Wish People Understood
June 1, 2019
Now a grad student in biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, Kerri Beth Slaughter explains how a quiet student can come out of her shell with the help of creative professors and Play-Doh.
April 1, 2019
Angela Gronenborn combines nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with biophysics, biochemistry and chemistry in her investigation of cellular processes at the molecular and cellular level to understand human disease.
April 1, 2019
Dominique Soldati-Favre studies intracellular parasites that cause diseases such as malaria, toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis and coccidiosis to understand how they bypass biological barriers during invasion. In Toxoplasma, her group investigates th…
March 1, 2019
A JBC/Tabor award winner Caroline Soliman works in Paul Ramsland's lab at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.
Feb. 1, 2019
How do plants survive in fluctuating temperatures? Why do some of infection-fighting molecules block viruses from entering cells, while others interfere with viral replication? How does a bacterium’s spore coating help it resist antibiotics?
Nov. 1, 2018
Using mass spectrometry to learn how a flexible fish evolved. Finding the anti-addictive enzyme in an African shrub. Tracing how cholesterol contributes to macular degeneration. Read about this research and more in our roundup of recent papers fro…