Cassandra Korte studied environmental toxicology at the University of Michigan. While earning her Ph.D., Korte studied mechanisms by which environmental pollutants may contribute to preterm birth. Specifically, she examined the effect of reactive oxygen species on inflammatory signaling pathways in human placental cells.
Before entering graduate school, Korte earned her bachelor's degree in biological sciences at Wayne State University. While there, she tutored undergraduate biology students individually and in large groups. She also participated in a research project whose goal was to resolve the evolutionary history of the avian branch of the tree of life.
- B.S., Biological Sciences at Wayne State University
- Ph.D., Toxicology at University of Michigan