Kate Rice,

Supervisor, Histopathology Shared Resource Laboratory

Biographical Sketch

Kate Rice has been the supervisor for the Histopathology Shared Resource lab since September 2021.  She began developing her histopathology skills as an undergraduate initially as a research assistant for a college professor who allowed her to try sectioning, fixation, staining and Electron Microscopy.  Their work on the genetic variation of marine Polychaets from all over the world was published in peer reviewed literature. 

Kate has formally been in Histology since 2012 after graduating from Florida State College of Jacksonville. From the University research labs to small clinics to large hospital systems, she has had a variety of experiences in the field. 


The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is a pioneer in the field of precision cancer medicine. The institute's director, Brian Druker, M.D., helped prove it was possible to shut down just the cells that enable cancer to grow. This breakthrough has made once-fatal forms of the disease manageable and transformed how cancer is treated. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle – an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers. It is headquarters for one of the National Cancer Institute's largest research collaboratives, SWOG, in addition to offering the latest treatments and technologies as well as hundreds of research studies and clinical trials.

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