Ms. Catharine “Katie” Gensel – NoroCORE Food Virology

Ms. Catharine “Katie” Gensel

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Catharine (Katie) Gensel, B.S., B.A.
NoroCORE™ Administrator & Communications Director
Department of Food, Bioprocessing, & Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University

Katie Gensel obtained a B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Microbiology, and a B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature at North Carolina State University, followed by additional coursework and research in food microbiology. She spent several years as a Research Technician at UNC Chapel Hill, conducting experiments on the evolution of novel host use in bacteriophage and managing the lab. Past research experience includes transferability and persistence of norovirus, endocrine controls of avian reproductive behavior, and avian population research.

Katie was the Administrator and Communications Director for NoroCORE™ for several years, managing NoroCORE™ communications, meeting and event planning, maintaining the NoroCORE™ website, and preparing print materials for the Collaborative.