Katerina graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from Newcastle University in 2022. She completed an undergraduate research project on the utility of body-worn sensors as clinical biomarkers for cholinergic dysfunction in patients with Lewy Body Disease. Remaining at Newcastle University, Katerina pursued an MRes in Neuroscience and joined the lab of Professor Adrian Rees to investigate the presence of direct projections from the hippocampus to the inferior colliculus and their functional role in shaping subcortical auditory processing in rats. Her research project involved in vivo electrophysiological recordings as well as methods for manipulating neuronal activity.
Katerina joined the group of Professor Andrew Sharott in August 2023 to provide research support to ongoing projects involving high-density in vivo electrophysiological recordings that examine motor and cognitive functioning in mice.