Kathy Suprenant grew up in the village of Hudson Falls in the town of Kingsbury, New York, a few miles from the southern entrance to the Adirondack State Park.
After receiving a BS in Biology from the State University of New York at Albany and a PhD in Biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Kathy moved to southern California to complete her training as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1984. In 2016, Kathy retired from the University of Kansas as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. While at KU, Kathy served as Department Chair, taught cell biology to over 4,000 graduate and undergraduate students, trained and provided research experiences to more than 120 undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students. Her research and published works focused on the role of the cytoskeleton in cell division, development and neuromuscular function.
Kathy is learning the art and craft of quilt making and embroidery by taking classes, experimenting with new techniques and materials, and by just having fun!