Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Katherine (Katie) Rankin was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. She is an alumnus of the University of Guelph: she received a BSc in biological chemistry in 2007 and a PhD in chemistry in 2012. Her PhD thesis, completed under the supervision of Richard Manderville, was entitled “Structure and Properties of C8-Aryl-2'-Deoxyguanosine Adducts: From Mutagenic Lesions to Conformational Probes in Duplex DNA.”
Katie received national funding (NSERC PGS M and D) to carry out her PhD research, and has published her findings in peer-reviewed journal articles, with first-authored publications in the Journal of Organic Chemistry chosen as Featured Articles in 2009 and 2012. She has had the opportunity to present her research at a number of regional and national conferences, and has received awards for her oral and poster presentations.
Katie was the recipient of two teaching awards from the University of Guelph: the “Harold Suderman Laboratory Instructor Award” in 2010 and “Class of OAC ’60 Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant” in 2011. She joined the Sheridan community as a professor in September 2012.
Katie's other interests include running, yoga and cheering for the Toronto Blue Jays.