Dr Katherine Kahn

Dr Katherine Kahn

Senior Programme Officer, Science and Technology, Gates Foundation

Kathy is a Senior Program Officer in the Agricultural Development group at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she has worked since 2007. She manages grants focused on crop improvement and discovery research addressing the needs of small holder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This includes partnerships supporting innovation across crops, co-funded with the U.S. National Science Foundation, the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and the UK Department for International Development. Kathy trained as a plant biologist, and is a dual national of the United States and the United Kingdom.