Kate Sellers

Postdoctoral Research Associate



In 2008 I joined the lab of Prof. Andrew Lumsden to carry out my PhD.  During my PhD I studied diencephalic development looking specifically at the transcriptional control of the development of a population of interneurons within the thalamus.  After completion of my PhD I joined the lab of Dr Deepak Srivastava, here I studied the mechanisms of estrogenic modulation of synapses and neural circuitry, and its therapeutic potential.  During this project I became interested in understanding how extracellular molecules could rescue synaptic deficits in models of Alzheimer’s Disease.  In October 2019 I joined the Jimenez Sanchez group as a research associate.  The focus of my project is to investigate whether astrocytic molecular chaperones mediate non-cell autonomous astrocyte-neuron communication and whether these may confer protection to neurons in Alzheimer’s disease. 



  • Teaching Fellow, MSc Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health (distance learning MSc course), IOPPN, King’s College London. (2016- present)

  • Research Associate, Neuronal circuitry % Neurodevelopmental disorders lab, IOPPN, King’s College London (2013-2019)

  • PhD Developmental Neurobiology, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology (2008-2012) 

  • MSc Neuroscience, IOPPN, King’s College London (2007-2008)

  • BSc Physiotherapy, Kings College London (2003-2007)