From 2004-2007, Katie studied at Macquarie University, completing a Bachelor of Medical Sciences majoring in genetics and molecular biology. In 2008-2009, she completed two honors projects: on the genetics of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the ANZAC research institute, and on neurochemical coding in spinal cord sympathetic neurons at ASAM at Macquarie University, graduating with first-class honours. These projects sparked her interest in neuroscience and she joined the Schizophrenia Research Lab in October 2009 as a Research Assistant. She is currently involved in a diverse range of projects including a study investigating the impact of testosterone on adult neurogenesis in an animal model, which may form the basis of future treatment for Schizophrenia. In the near-future she plans to pursue graduate studies in this field.