Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health
Florey Group members

Katherine Fletcher

I studied Biochemistry at Bristol University where I developed my interest in molecular biology. After graduating I took some time to assess my next career move, taking time to volunteer in various charities and to carry out a social research project in Ghana. I returned to science when an opportunity arose for a summer internship at The Babraham Institute. This sparked my passion to begin my research career and led to a research assistant job, at the Institute, working on a full genome screen looking for autophagy enhancers and inhibitors in Nicholas Ktistakis’ lab.

I am currently funded, with a four year BBSRC studentship (starting October 2014), to carry out research in the group of Oliver Florey investigating mechanisms surrounding the autophagy related protein Atg16L1.

I am actively involved in public engagement events organised by The Babraham Institute and I have particularly enjoyed School’s day and going into local schools to deliver teaching about the science of the Institute. I look forward to being involved in further exciting opportunities to communicate science to the public and discuss the ethics and implications of our research.  

Latest Publications

Macropinocytosis and autophagy crosstalk in nutrient scavenging.

Florey O, Overholtzer M

Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
374 1471-2970:20180154 (2019)

PMID: 30967004

Entosis Controls a Developmental Cell Clearance in C. elegans.

Lee Y, Hamann JC, Pellegrino M

Cell reports
26 2211-1247:3212-3220.e4 (2019)

PMID: 30893595

Imaging Noncanonical Autophagy and LC3-Associated Phagocytosis in Cultured Cells.

Jacquin E, Fletcher K, Florey O

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
1880 1940-6029:295-303 (2019)

PMID: 30610705

Macropinocytosis and autophagy crosstalk in nutrient scavenging

Florey O, Overholtzer M

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
374 1765: (2018)


PMID: 30478386

Mitosis can drive cell cannibalism through entosis.

Durgan J, Tseng YY, Hamann JC

6 2050-084X: (2017)

PMID: 28693721

PIKfyve Regulates Vacuole Maturation and Nutrient Recovery following Engulfment.

Krishna S, Palm W, Lee Y

Developmental cell
38 1878-1551:536-47 (2016)

PMID: 27623384

3D correlative light and electron microscopy of cultured cells using serial blockface scanning electron microscopy.

Russell MR, Lerner TR, Burden JJ

Journal of cell science
1477-9137: (2016)

PMID: 27445312