Kathryn Kundrod, Ph.D.

Kathryn Kundrod, Ph.D.
Entry Year

Doctoral Degree

Ph.D., Bioengineering, Rice University (2020)

Master's Degree

Global Health Track, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2022)

Research Interests

Global Health, Health Disparities, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Cervical Cancer Prevention, Early Cancer Detection, Access to Healthcare


Smith CA, Chang MM, Kundrod KA, Novak EN, Parra SG, López L, Mavume C, Lorenzoni C, Maza M, Salcedo MP, Carns JL, Baker E, Montealegre J, Scheurer M, Castle PE, Schmeler KM, Richards-Kortum RR. A low-cost, paper-based hybrid capture assay to detect high-risk HPV DNA for cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings. Lab Chip. 2023 Jan 31;23(3):451-465. doi: 10.1039/d2lc00885h. PMID: 36562325.

Butler EN, Umar A, Heckman-Stoddard BM, Kundrod KA, Signorello LB, Castle PE. Redefining precision cancer prevention to promote health equity. Trends Cancer. 2022 Apr;8(4):295-302. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2022.01.009. Epub 2022 Feb 16. PMID: 35181273.

Kundrod KA, Natoli ME, Chang MM, Smith CA, Paul S, Ogoe D, Goh C, Santhanaraj A, Price A, Eldin KW, Patel KP, Baker E, Schmeler KM, Richards-Kortum R. Sample-to-answer, extraction-free, real-time RT-LAMP test for SARS-CoV-2 in nasopharyngeal, nasal, and saliva samples: Implications and use for surveillance testing. PLoS One. 2022 Feb 25;17(2):e0264130. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264130. eCollection 2022. PMID: 35213596.

Natoli ME, Kundrod KA, Chang MM, Smith CA, Paul S, Coole JB, Butlin NG, Tanner NA, Baker E, Schmeler KM, Richards-Kortum R. Improving Performance of a SARS-CoV-2 RT-LAMP Assay for Use With a Portable Isothermal Fluorimeter: Towards a Point-of-Care Molecular Testing Strategy. J Biomol Tech. 2021 Sep;32(3):180-185. doi: 10.7171/jbt.21-3203-013. PMID: 35027875.

Natoli ME, Chang MM, Kundrod KA, Coole JB, Airewele GE, Tubman VN, Richards-Kortum RR. Allele-Specific Recombinase Polymerase Amplification to Detect Sickle Cell Disease in Low-Resource Settings. Anal Chem. 2021 Mar 23;93(11):4832-4840. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c04191. Epub 2021 Mar 10. PMID: 33689292.

Coole J, Kortum A, Tang Y, Vohra I, Maker Y, Kundrod K, Natoli M, Richards-Kortum R. Open-Source Miniature Fluorimeter to Monitor Real-Time Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification Reactions in Resource-Limited Settings. J Vis Exp. 2021 Feb 3;(168). doi: 10.3791/62148. PMID: 33616108.

Kundrod KA, Smith CA, Hunt B, Schwarz RA, Schmeler K, Richards-Kortum R. Advances in technologies for cervical cancer detection in low-resource settings. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2019 Aug;19(8):695-714. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2019.1648213. Epub 2019 Aug 1. PMID: 31368827.

Majors CE, Smith CA, Natoli ME, Kundrod KA, Richards-Kortum R. Point-of-care diagnostics to improve maternal and neonatal health in low-resource settings. Lab Chip. 2017 Oct 11;17(20):3351-3387. doi: 10.1039/c7lc00374a. PMID: 28832061.

Surawathanawises K, Kundrod K, Cheng X. Microfluidic devices with templated regular macroporous structures for HIV viral capture. Analyst. 2016 Mar 7;141(5):1669-77. doi: 10.1039/c5an02282g. PMID: 26899457.