Graduate Program

Kaitlyn Koenig, B.S., M.A.T., M.S.
Exploring combinatorial treatment strategies for multiple sclerosis.
  • Biography

I'm from Long Island and I received my B.S. in Chemistry from Quinnipiac University. I then went on to get a M.A.T. in Chemistry from Stony Brook University and, after teaching high school Chemistry, I went back to school to obtain a M.S. in Environmental Toxicology from NYU.  I am interested in exploring crosstalk between the nervous and immune system in both healthy and pathological states.  After earning a Ph.D., I hope to incorporate both research and science education in my future career.  Outside of science, I enjoy cooking/baking, dance, yoga, and art.


Rogers A, McDonald K, Muehlbauer MF, Hoffman A, Koenig K, Newman L, Taghavi S, van der Lelie D (2012) Inoculation of hybrid poplar with the endophytic bacterium Enterobacter sp. 638 increases biomass but does not impact leaf level physiology. Global Change Biology - Bioenergy. 4, 364-370.

Best M, Koenig K, McDonald K, Schuller M, Rogers A, Ferrieri R (2011) Inhibition of trehalose breakdown increases new carbon partitioning into cellulosic biomass in Nicotiana tabacum. Carbohydrate Research 346, 595-601.