Katherine Sung

                             PhD Student




After completing my MRes at Newcastle University (2015), I spent some time exploring a different side of science through working with a public engagement company, Mad Science. This involved teaching fun, hands-on science to primary school children, with the focus of inspiring future scientists! After this short break from research, I started my position as a Molecular Pathologist in the histology department of Eli Lilly and Company, based in Windlesham, UK. Here, my main research focus was on the neuropathology of several neurodegenerative diseases, primarily, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

I joined the Jimenez Sanchez group at Kings College London in February 2019 as a van Geest foundation funded PhD student. Here, the focus of my project will be the non-cell autonomous role of astrocytes in Alzheimer’s disease.


  • PhD student at Kings College London (2019-Present)

  • Molecular Pathologist (Histology) at Eli Lilly and Company, UK (2016-2019)

  • MRes Ageing and Health at Newcastle University, UK (2014-2015)

  • BSc Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University, UK (2011-2014)