Katie Rust serves under Dr. William Thompson as a Research Lab Manager for the School of Health and Human Sciences. More specifically, she manages the Molecular Biomechanics Lab for the Physical Therapy Department. Prior to beginning her appointment as staff at the School of Health & Human Sciences, Rust was an instructor at the University of Indianapolis while earning her second degree. Before that role, Rust worked as an undergraduate research student at DePauw University studying protein X-ray crystallography where she was the recipient of the John Ricketts Prize for Exemplary Participation in Research in 2017. Rust graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. in 2017 and received her MS in Anatomical Sciences in 2019 at the University of Indianapolis.