Very few of Kate Winthrop's scientific colleagues even know her name. She is painfully shy, but nonetheless possessed of a powerfully focused scientific mind. Several years ago, she watched as her mentor was devoured by an unthinkable creature from another world. A weaker mind might have gone mad or dismissed the sight as a hallucination. But Kate knew with full clarity what she saw and has spent her time ever since studying the phenomena that caused the tragedy. The result of these studies is the flux stabilizer. The device is still a work in progress, but she hopes to perfect a device that can permanently protect this world from the monstrosities that dwell in the worlds beyond. Kate is always eager to test the device or do more research at any place evidence of the supernatural may be found.