Kris came to the Lim lab in the Fall of 2014 on a VA Nursing Post-Doctoral Fellowship to do clinical research in Veterans with sleep disorders. She received her PhD degree from the OHSU School of Nursing in 2013 in Dan Marks' lab (Dissertation title: “A role for orexin neuron signaling in cytotoxic chemotherapy-induced fatigue”).
Prior to that, she received her B.S. in Nursing from OHSU in 2007, an MSc in Botany from North Carolina State University in 1988, and her B.S. in Biology from UC Davis in 1985. She brings diverse experiences in research spanning from basic bench biology (Casey Eye Institute) to clinical research with human subjects (esophageal cancer, stroke, Parkinson's disease). In addition to her research background, Kris worked in industry for 8 years (Novartis), taught college courses (Mt. Hood CC, Clackamas CC, Portland CC), and currently serves as an Instructor and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, teaching Pathophysiology and Pharmacology theory courses at OHSU.
In her spare time, Kris enjoys gardening, hiking, running, and cycling around Portland.