Katie Stember, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Life Science Economic DevelopmentDepartment: Life Science Economic Development
Katie joined NCBiotech in October 2018 as the associate director for Life Science Economic Development. She is responsible for supporting Director Laura Rowley in leading efforts to create, manage, and measure programs leveraging North Carolina’s technology-based assets to attract and retain life science jobs and investments.
Katie previously completed an internship in the Office of Science, Technology, and Innovation in the North Carolina Department of Commerce, where she produced feature stories on local small businesses that received One North Carolina Small Business Program matching funds for federal innovation grant awards. She also founded a social media community called Scientists of North Carolina that shares scientists’ stories with the goal of showcasing diversity in science and breaking down stereotypes around what scientists look like and do for work.
Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience from Northeastern University in Boston, and completed her Ph.D. in pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.