Catherine Hua is a Research Associate in the Sabeti Lab currently working on massively multiplexed CRISPR-based diagnostics for respiratory RNA viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and influenza. She earned her B.A. from Harvard in 2020 in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Global Health and Health Policy.
Before working as a Research Associate, she completed her undergraduate thesis in the Sabeti lab on point-of-care CRISPR-based diagnostics for tick-borne pathogens. In the past, Catherine has also worked on synthesizing novel antibiotics at Brooklyn College, quantifying quality of healthcare at the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), and studying Anatrachyntis and Ceratophaga moth evolution at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). In 2021, she plans to research the role of viral-like activity in neurodevelopment at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland with funding provided by the Fulbright scholarship.