Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kathryn-maxson/23/371/b04 •
Center for Public Genomics URL: http://www.genome.duke.edu/centers/cpg/people/
Duke University, Durham, NC ⎪ 2007 Fall – 2010 Spring
B.S. Biology, Summa cum laude, Faculty Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa • Minor(s) History, Chemistry
GPA: 3.958/4.000 (13 A+’s, 9 A’s, 1 A-) • Major GPA: 4.000/4.000 • Class rank: 19/1246
Harvard College, Cambridge, MA ⎪ 2006 Fall – 2007 Spring
GRE Revised General Test Scores
Verbal Reasoning: 168/170 (Percentile Rank: 98)
Quantitative Reasoning: 159/170 (Percentile Rank: 77)
Analytical Writing: 5.5/6 (Percentile Rank: 96)
Concordance score via old measure: 720-30 V/ 750 Q (1470-80)
Employment & Career Goals
Ph.D. in History of Science and Technology/ Science Studies, with focus on policy issues. Career in academia,
research, and teaching.
Honors & Scholarships
Duke University Faculty Scholar Award, 2009-2010⎪Highest student award bestowed by Duke Faculty
(http://academiccouncil.duke.edu/faculty-scholars/) • Was one of three Scholars selected from across Trinity College
and the Pratt School of Engineering.
Phi Beta Kappa⎪North Carolina—Beta chapter • 2010 spring semester.
Duke University Dean’s List with Distinction⎪Placed in highest ten percent of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
• 2008 and 2009 spring semesters.
Duke Commencement Junior Marshal⎪Highly selective appointment by University President and academic deans •
Honor reflects superior academic merit and distinguished character • 2009 Commencement.
Merit-Based Scholarships of Note⎪ NSF funding for attendance at 2012 Gordon Research Conference and Seminar
on Science & Technology Policy (August 2012) • $5000 Duke University Faculty Scholarship (Fall 2009—Spring
2010) • $2500 National Merit Scholarship (Spring 2006).
Current Position & Affiliated Activities
Research Aide, The Center for Public Genomics, within Genome Ethics, Law, & Policy at the Institute for Genome
Sciences and Policy (IGSP), Duke University, June 2010-Present
Supervisor: Robert Cook-Deegan, MD (Reference available upon request.)
Primary research project:
The Bermuda Principles, Kathryn Maxson, Robert Cook-Deegan, & Rachel Ankeny.
A history and policy-focused research project on the “Bermuda Principles” for rapid release of human DNA sequence data
during the Human Genome Project. Using historical and social science research methods, including first-person
interviews with principal actors, we aim to document the policy history of the Principles; as well as to clarify problems
they were made to solve in historical context, analyze how they are being interpreted in retrospect, and present
implications for current data sharing in genomics and elsewhere. Research to be disseminated to policymakers and
scholars via publications and digital archives of primary and secondary sources.
-Individual projects include:
• Maxson KM. “‘They worked without resting’: Building the policy of international pre-publication data sharing
during the Human Genome Project.” (In drafting phases.)
• Maxson KM, Cook-Deegan RM, and Ankeny RA. “The Bermuda Triangle: Principles, Practices, and Pragmatics in
Genomic Data Sharing.” (In drafting phases.)
Head TA and Co-Instructor, “The Genome and the Internet: Growing up together” (GENOME 108FCS/PUBPOL
81FCS), Fall 2011. Duke FOCUS cluster, “Genomes in our lives: Science and Conscience.” Primary faculty: Robert
TA, Duke Genome Sciences & Policy Capstone (GENOME 198S), Spring 2012. Research and policy engagement
course for seniors enrolled in the Genome Sciences & Policy Certificate program. Primary faculty: Huntington F.
Willard, PhD; Robert Cook-Deegan, MD.
o Specific Project involvement: Case studies of scientific and policy implementation of Ethical, Legal, & Social
Implications (ELSI) research funded by the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
Included student briefing of Eric Green, MD, PhD, Director of NHGRI (and others), April 2012.
Independent Study Instructor (PUBPOL 191): “Historical and Contemporary Readings in U.S. Science and Health
Policy.” Student mentored: Stephanie Chen, Duke University Spring 2012. Supervising faculty member: Robert
Research Mentor, Duke IGSP Summer Fellowship Program (29 May 2012-3 August 2012): Supervise undergraduate
reading and research on ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics, in preparation for a final poster session.
Students mentored: Stephanie Chen (Duke), Annie Niehaus (Pomona). Supervising faculty: Robert Cook-Deegan.
Poster presenter and alternate speaker, “‘They worked without resting’: Building the policy of international
prepublication data sharing during the Human Genome Project.” Gordon Research Seminar on Science and
Technology Policy: The International Context of Science and Technology Policy. 4-5 August 2012. Waterville
Poster presenter, “‘They worked without resting’: Building the policy of international prepublication data sharing
during the Human Genome Project.” Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy: The
International Context of Science and Technology Policy. 5-10 August 2012. Waterville Valley, NH.
Rachel Ankeny, Kathryn Maxson, and Robert Cook-Deegan. “The ‘Bermuda Principles’: Model for collaborative
science?” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) 2011 annual meeting, 2-5 November 2011, Cleveland, OH.
Panel: Collaboration Across Health Research and Care.
Rachel Ankeny, Kathryn Maxson, and Robert Cook-Deegan. “Examining the History and Implications of the
‘Bermuda Principles’ for Data Sharing. 2011 ELSI Congress: Exploring the ELSI Universe, 12-14 April 2011, Chapel
Hill, NC. Session title: Themed papers, Data Sharing.”
Substantive research assistance for ongoing projects in the Center for Public Genomics and Genome Ethics,
Law, and Policy
Drafting and editing of written material, including grant proposals, reports, and literature reviews
Attendance and presentation at local, national, and international scholarly conferences
Maintenance of research and other professional correspondence (i.e., FOIA requests and Certificate of Confidentiality
Reference management (using EndNote and Mendeley)
Administrative assistance (i.e., IRB and PubMed Central compliance)
Other pedagogical activities
Co-coordinator of IGSP Science and Society Journal Club (January 2011-July 2012)
Mentor other members of research staff at Center for Public Genomics
Additional administrative duties
Management of Center for Public Genomics compliance with NIH 2008 public access mandate, via submission of
Center publications to PubMed Central (June 2010-January 2012)
Maintenance of Center publication list and website equivalent (June 2010-January 2012)
Management of local and regional, Center-affiliated e-mail listervs (June 2010-January 2012)
Maintenance of Center-wide and project-specific reference databases and research archives
Maintenance of Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan’s CV and NIH Biosketches (June 2010-January 2012)
Methods Training & Audited Coursework
Qualitative Social Science Research Methods, Two-session training program. Instructor: Emily Namey, MA, Social
Research Solutions (http://www.socialresearchsolutions.com/index.html)
o Jan 6, 2012: Introduction to various stages of qualitative analysis: planning and bounding analysis, coding
and theme development, data reduction, and interpreting and presenting results.
o Feb 23, 2012: Training for use of NVivo, a leading program for qualitative data analysis.
Economics 51, Economic Principles, Summer 2011 Term I. Instructor: Kristin Johnson. (Official Grade: AUDIT)
Maxson KM. 2009. “A stance on bilingual education, as inspired by tutoring experience in the Durham Public Schools.”
Eruditio: Duke University’s Undergraduate Humanities Journal. Vol. 29. Issue 1.
Maxson KM and Pinto Y. Winter 2007. “Feature averaging and the binding involved: Susceptible features and effective
constraints.” Vertices: The Journal of Science and Technology at Duke University.
Undergraduate Activities & Leadership
Round Table (RT) Selective Living Group, Duke University⎪Jan 2008-May 2010 • Co-educational selective living
community dedicated to student programming, faculty interaction, and community service • Student-Faculty
programming co-chair (spring ’09): selected and organized all group events engaging Duke Faculty • Residential
Group Assessment Committee (RGAC) co-Representative (2008 calendar year): co-authored report determining
housing for 2009-2010 academic year (received highest score).
Peer Advising Network (PAN), Duke Academic Advising Center⎪Jan 2008-May 2010• Provided academic
advising and course planning for undergraduates majoring in the sciences • Undergraduate liaison to Trinity College
Board of Visitors (2009-2010) • Completed in-service training and event planning within a residence hall model.
Duke Center for Science Education⎪Aug 2008-May 2009 • Interdisciplinary science education collaboration and
research • Attended science education seminars and lectures • Participated in community outreach event with Durham
Public School students through FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science).
Partners for Success (PFS) Tutoring Program⎪Aug 2008-May 2009 • Service-learning element of Duke Education
Dept. courses • Tutored elementary English and mathematics, in Spanish, 20 hrs/semester.
Undergraduate Work Experience
Residential Advisor*, Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC⎪May-Aug 2009 • Supervised matters of student life, dorm
life, and emergencies • Planned and implemented co-curricular activities • Assisted with administrative tasks on
campus. *Reference available upon request.
Peer Tutor*, Duke Academic Advising Center, Durham, NC⎪Aug 2007-May 2009• Undergraduate subjects
tutored: Introductory Biology; Organic Chemistry (1st and 2nd sem.); Spanish (Introductory through Intermediate) •
Attended in-service training and maintain at least 3.3 GPA in tutoring fields • Tutors in program selected by in-person
interview only. *Reference available upon request.
Laboratory Research Experience
Rittschof Laboratory, Beaufort, NC⎪Advisor: Daniel Rittschof, Ph.D. • Undergraduate research student (lab
component of summer course, 1.5 credits, also with lecture component), May-Aug 2009 • Dept. of Biology, Duke
University and Duke University Marine Laboratory (Beaufort, NC) • Investigated trail-following behavior of the mud
snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta.
McCafferty Laboratory, Durham, NC⎪Advisor: Dewey McCafferty, Ph.D. • Undergraduate independent study
student (full-credit research course), Jan-Apr 2008 • Depts. Of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Duke University •
Synthesized and purified various substrates for use in antibiotic synthesis • Laboratory techniques: IR spectroscopy;
H and 13C NMR spectroscopy; thin layer chromatography; rotary evaporation.
Duke Visual Cognition Lab, Durham, NC⎪Advisor: Steven Mitroff, Ph.D. • Undergraduate practicum student
(half-credit lab course, P/F), Aug-Dec 2007 • Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University • Assisted
with graduate student projects in visual perception, attention, and memory.
Harvard Vision Sciences Lab, Cambridge, MA⎪Advisor: Patrick Cavanagh, Ph.D. • Undergraduate research
student (full-credit lab course), Feb-May 2007 • Dept. of Psychology, Harvard University • Project (paper, poster)
title: “Feature Averaging and the Binding Involved: Susceptible Features and Effective Constraints.”
Spanish (esp. Castellano)⎪ Reading and writing: advanced. Speaking: fair.