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Katharine Harris, PhD

Dr. Katie Harris



Dr. Carolyn Coyne


PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2015

BS in Microbiology (Minor in French), Purdue University, 2010

Why I chose Pitt

During my interview, I was impressed with the integration of the graduate programs and UPMC.  Having such close contact with patients makes biomedical research seem more relevant.  Additionally, I loved the city during my interview and thought it seemed like a place I could be really happy.

Following her graduation, Katie accepeted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago in the lab of Dr. Eugene Chang.


Harris KG and Coyne CB. "Unc93B is cleaved by host and enteroviral proteases to inhibit TLR3 signaling." American Society for Virology 31st Annual Meeting. Selected for short talk. Madison, WI. 2012

Harris KG and Coyne CB. "Unc93B is cleaved by host and enteroviral proteases." 8th Annual Molecular Virology and Microbiology Day. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. 2012

Harris K, Coyne C. "Coxsackievirus B3 protease 3Cpro cleaves Unc93B." Biomedical Graduate Student Association Symposium. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. 2011

Hafenstein S, Plevka P, Cifuente JO, Heisey A, Harris KG, Bowman VD, Chipman PR, Bator CM, Lin F, Medof ME, Rossmann MG. "Structural studies of receptor usage and effect on enterovirus capsid dynamics." European Study Group on the Molecular Biology of Picornaviruses, Europic.  St. Andrews, Scotland. 2010


Bozym R. A, Delorme-Axford E, Harris K, Morosky S, Ikizler M, Dermody T. S, Sarkar S. N, and Coyne C. B. Focal adhesion kinase is a component of RIG-I-like receptor antiviral signaling. Cell Host Microbe. 11: 153-166. |  View Abstract

Plevka P, Hafenstein S, Harris K. G, Cifuente J. O, Zhang Y, Bowman V. D, Chipman P. R, Bator C. M, Lin F, Medof M. E, and Rossmann M. G. Interaction of decay-accelerating factor with echovirus 7. J. Virol. 84: 12665-12674. |  View Abstract