Katie is currently a post-doctoral fellow. She earned a Master of Science in Human Clinical Nutrition from Columbia University in 2009 and a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Metabolic Biology from Columbia University in 2013. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in genome engineering, stem cell, and developmental biology at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Her overall research goal is to discover and understand the mechanisms underlying neuroretinal disease and to develop novel therapeutics for these complex degenerative disorders using gene therapy, cell transplantations, and genome engineering technologies. She utilizes gene editing strategies to create mouse models for human disease and studies specific mutations within human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells.