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Kat Milligan-McClellan, PhD

Dr. Kat Milligan-McClellan is a Native Alaskan microbiologist. She began her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There she earned a bachelor’s in medical microbiology and immunology and a doctorate in microbiology. She made history by becoming the first Alaskan Native to earn a PhD in microbiology. Dr. Milligan-McClellan continues to make academic research more equitable for minorities and women, especially Alaskan Native youth. As an assistant professor in biological sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), she created the UAA STEM Day and UAA STEM EXPO. She is currently an assistant professor in molecular and cell biology at the University of Connecticut

Learn at the American Society for Microbiology.

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