Katie Flaherty

Pathway 1+3

Cohort 2020

1+3 Student

I graduated from King’s College London in 2020 with an MSci in Biochemistry. During my time at King’s I undertook numerous placement projects including a 6-month project investigating role of iron regulation in CD8+ T cell activation. 

I chose the DTP due to its exciting range of translational projects. So far, the MRes year has allowed me to gain a wide range of new skills and be able to experience different labs before making a final choice. I have really enjoyed the rotation year so far and I am excited to begin my PhD! 

Rotation Projects

  • Defining the role of mechanical forces in fibrosis. 
  • Targeting the DNA damage response in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
  • The influence of co-stimulatory domains on the metabolic regulation of the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell function. 


Sanchez, J., Jackson, I., Flaherty, K. R., Muliaditan, T., & Schurich, A. (2020). Divergent Impact of Glucose Availability on Human Virus-Specific and Generically Activated CD8 T Cells. Metabolites.