Current Fellows

Katherine Maniates, Ph.D.

Department of Genetics
Rutgers University

Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Piscataway, NJ


B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Public Health- St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Ph.D. in Biology- Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

INSPIRE Fellow, Waksman Institute of Microbiology- Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Research Mentor: Andrew Singson

Research Topic: Identification of genes and molecular mechanisms for fertilization in C. elegans.

I am working to identify additional genes involved in both the egg and sperm in C. elegans which are required for fertilization, egg, or sperm activation.


Teaching Interests: Genetics, Development, General Biology


Katherine A Maniates, Benjamin S Olson, Allison L Abbott, Sperm fate is promoted by the mir-44 microRNA family in the Caenorhabditis elegans hermaphrodite germline, Genetics, Volume 217, Issue 1, January 2021, iyaa006,