Kathryn Uchida


M.D. UC Irvine, expected 2025

B.S. Cal State University, Los Angeles, Biochemistry, minor in English, 2020


Kathryn received her BS in biochemistry from CSULA in 2020, where she conducted research in Dr. Frank A. Gomez’s lab developing cost-efficient point-of-care glucometers for low-income and resource-limited patients. Before medical school she worked in a gynecology office specializing in IVF and other fertility treatments. She is currently a second-year medical student at UC Irvine School of Medicine and plans to pursue emergency medicine. In her free time she loves to bake, travel, read, and cook with friends. 

Why is science communication important to you personally?

Science communication is a huge part of my career – as a medical student, communicating diagnoses, latest treatment options, and other crucial medical information with patients is something I value just as much as patient treatment itself. Dispelling false information and communicating reliable peer-reviewed research through easily-accessible media is an important job of health professionals and scientists. Also, it’s just really awesome to be able to share cool studies with others! 

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