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Kimberly D. Gwinn is a Professor of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee. Her lab currently investigates natural products that are produced by plants and microbes and their uses as medicines and as bio-pesticides. She has also explored the production of toxins produced by fungi and their negative impacts on humans and animals. Dr. Gwinn directs Explore BiGG Data, a summer research program focused on training women in bioinformatics, genetics, and genomic sciences.