Katie Mains
Chemical & Biological Engineering Lead
Lead Graduate Fellow 2021-22

Katie Mains is a fourth year PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering studying the fatty acid synthesis pathway of E. coli for production of sustainable oleochemicals. She was a graduate teaching fellow in her home department for the spring semester in 2020, and has been a teaching assistant twice during her time at Boulder. Prior to her graduate studies, Katie received a B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2016, and was an Associate Engineer at Genentech Inc. from 2016 to 2018. In her free time Katie enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, and baking.