University of California, Los Angeles: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, B.S.


Catherine Le currently serves as a Regulatory Affairs Associate at Proxima Clinical Research, Inc. Proxima is a contract research organization focused on assisting emerging pharmaceutical and medical device companies in clinical product development. At Proxima, she works on various medical device and drug product consulting projects and submissions across all stages of development.  

Prior to joining the Proxima team, Catherine served as the lead research technician at UCLA Health, where she managed the execution and data generation of several clinical trials. She also served in additional clinical research roles, where she contributed to publications incorporating next-generation sequencing into standard of care testing. 

Positions and Honors:

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., Houston, Texas
Regulatory Affairs Associate

UCLA Health, Los Angeles, California
Research Lead / Hospital Lab Technician II

UCLA Health, Los Angeles, California
Research Associate / Hospital Lab Technician I

UCLA Department of Microbiology, Los Angeles, California
Research Associate

UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles, California
Lab Assistant

Contributions to Science:

Ms. Le has played an important role in the development of the following medical products:

  1. Medical Device – Rapid Susceptibility Testing for Bloodstream Infections
  2. Medical Device – Susceptibility Testing for Gram Positive Bacteria (x3)
  3. Medical Device – Susceptibility Testing for Gram Negative Bacteria (x6)
  4. Medical Device – Detection of SARS-CoV-2
  5. Medical Device – Mobile Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2
  6. Medical Device – Combination Detection of SARS-CoV-2, Flu A, and Flu B
  7. Medical Device – Detection of Varicella-Zoster Virus
  8. Medical Device – Pregnancy Test Reader
  9. Medical Device – Electric Field-Induced Release and Measurement

Ms. Le has contributed to the following publications:

Hilt, E., … Le, C.Q. (2021). Retrospective Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Symptomatic Patients prior to Widespread Diagnostic Testing in Southern California.

Newhouse, C. N., … Le, C.Q. (2021). Epidemiologic Predictors of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Youth in Southern California.

Larkin, P. M., … Le, C. Q. (2020). Amplicon-Based Next-Generation Sequencing for Detection of Fungi in Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissues: Correlation with Histopathology and Clinical Applications. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Parra, D., Hsu, C., Le, C. Q. (2017). Mycobacterium phage Phox, complete genome. GenBank: MF919527.1

Additional Information:
OriginallY From:
San Francisco, CA
Fun Fact:
I enjoy crafting with polymer clay in my free time
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