Catherine Freije is a Research Scientist having recently completed her Virology Ph.D. within the Sabeti Lab. Her dissertation work focused on the development of CRISPR-based technologies for RNA viruses, specifically the development of Cas13-based diagnostics and antivirals. As a research scientist, Catherine is developing point-of-care diagnostics for COVID-19.
Before joining the Sabeti lab, Catherine graduated from Brown University with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Biology. During her undergraduate, she studied mammalian bat flight in Dr. Sharon Swartz’s lab and studied zoonotic infectious diseases at EcoHealth Alliance. Prior to beginning her PhD, she was a research assistant in Dr. Brad Rosenberg’s lab at The Rockefeller University studying transcriptomic responses to infection.
In her spare time, you can find Catherine playing soccer, hiking with her dog Cliff, or baking something sweet.