WISDM Speaker

Catherine (Kate) Koch, MS

Biology | Biology, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Startup Team Engagement, Academic Collaborations

About Catherine

Kate graduated from MIT in 2014 with a BS in Biology after which she spent a year at Oxford University completing an MSc the Radiation Biology Program on a Marshall Scholarship. She is currently an MD-PhD candidate at Harvard Medical School in the HST MD program and MIT Biology graduate program. She is conducting her PhD work in Michael Hemann's lab at the Koch Institute. Her work broadly focuses on cancer genetics and tumor immunology and she is particularly interested in applying in vivo functional genomic screens to uncover novel strategies to improve the efficacy of CAR-T therapy in Leukemia and Glioblastoma. She is also very passionate about science education, communication, and STEM outreach.

STEM Keywords

brain tumors, cancer, cancer biology, cancer genomics, cancer immunotherapy, cancer research, cell biology, functional genomics, graduate women in stem, immunotherapy, mentoring, molecular biology, public science, science communication and mentoring, science education, scientific outreach, stem education, stem outreach, stem/medical education, translational research

Venture Keywords

cancer, cancer biology, cancer genomics, cancer immunotherapy, cancer research, cancer therapy, functional genomics, genomics, immuno-oncology, immunotherapy, molecular biology, Science Communication, scientific outreach, women in science, Women in STEM

Country of Origin

United States

Catherine's Innovation Activities

Patent Activity


Catherine In the News

Goalie, photographer, scientist

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Four MIT seniors win Marshall Scholarships

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We Chose to Study STEM and Now Are Saving Lives: Will You Choose STEM Too?

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Catherine Awards

Marshall Scholar (2014)