Katherine Quinn is a Data Scientist at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Prior to joining the Data Team, she worked on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Science Fellow sponsored by the American Institute of Physics as part of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program, where she focused on legislative issues in energy & environment, science, and R&D funding in the U.S. Department of Defense. Katherine holds a B.S. in math and physics from McGill University, and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University. For her postdoc, she worked as an Associate Research Fellow at the Princeton/CUNY Center for the Physics of Biological Function, where she conducted research on emergent phenomena in complex systems with a focus on models in biophysics and machine learning.
The Antimicrobial Resistance Research Landscape and Emerging SolutionsNovember 2023
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the world’s most pressing global health threats. Basic research is the first step towards identifying solutions. This brief examines the AMR research landscape since 2000, finding that the amount… Read More
Understanding the Global Gain-of-Function Research LandscapeAugust 2023
Gain- and loss-of-function research have contributed to breakthroughs in vaccine development, genetic research, and gene therapy. At the same time, a subset of gain- and loss-of-function studies involve high-risk, highly virulent pathogens that could spread… Read More
Viral Families and Disease X: A Framework for U.S. Pandemic Preparedness PolicyApril 2023
Pandemic threats are increasing as globalization, urbanization, and encroachment on animal habitats cause infectious outbreaks to become more frequent and severe. It is imperative that the United States build a pipeline of medical countermeasure development,… Read More