Kathryn earned her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Davis. After graduating she worked as a technician, first in the lab of Dr. Robert Fairclough at UCD studying the pathogenesis of Myasthenia Gravis, and then in the lab of Dr. Nevan Krogan at UCSF studying the protein interactions between HIV and its host cell. Kathryn earned her Ph. D. at UC Riverside under the guidance of Dr. Emma Wilson studying T cell migration behavior in the T. gondii infected brain. In the Koshy Lab, she continues to study how Toxoplasma changes the brain and how those changes may alter the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease.