Kate A. Ayers, MS


Kate Ayers

Cancer Educational Outreach Program Coordinator

Kate is a Memphis native and the Cancer Educational Outreach Program Coordinator for St. Jude’s International Outreach Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Theology from Union University and a Master in Biomedical Research from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she focused on structure-based drug discovery. Her graduate thesis research was completed in the Structural Biology department of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Prior to coming to St. Jude, Kate was the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hutchison School. Combining her experience as an educator with her knowledge of scientific research, Kate will be developing curriculum to educate the public about cancer and cancer prevention through the Cure4Kids program.