Dr. Kate Wicks

Kate photoKate is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester.  Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of chronic inflammation and its implications for human health and disease, and she is currently working on an MRC-funded project to investigate how diabetes alters the regulation of inflammatory signalling in myeloid cells.  Kate’s PhD focused on the transcriptional control of immune gene expression (University of Oxford, 2011) and before that, she completed a BSc(Hons) in Genetics with German at the University of Manchester.

Kate is mostly to be found analysing fluorescent cells, but when she isn’t doing that, she lives in the High Peak, sings in a choir, and co-runs a Guide Unit.  She is a passionate advocate for equality and diversity, particularly in STEM careers, and has been actively involved in public engagement since her student days.

 Follow Kate on Twitter at @DrKateth.


Contributor to ‘What now for UK academia? Twelve academics on Brexit’, 27 June 2016.