Katarina graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Cambridge, doing her major project on learning and memory with Johan Alsiö. In the lab Jun - Sep 2013 she worked on Drosophila defense behaviors. Katarina went on to do her MSc at Edinburgh University before returning to Duke-NUS as a PhD student. She pursued her doctoral studies in the lab from Jan 2016. Tragically, Katarina passed away January 2018.