Katherine Morillo

Graduate Student
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I grew up in the Bronx, New York, then traveled to rural Vermont for my undergraduate studies at Middlebury College where I received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 2018. After my tenure at Middlebury, I was a research technician in the lab of Dr. Christopher Walsh at Boston Childrens’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. In the Walsh lab, I mainly worked on projects focused on better understanding neuronal lineage using mouse and ferret models, as well as the role of somatic mutations in aging cardiomyocytes. In the Murphy lab, I hope to continue studying the molecular mechanisms of aging. I’m particularly interested in the role of sexual dimorphism in cognitive and reproductive aging.


When I’m not at the bench, I love to spend time trying new foods, baking, playing softball, attempting to become an outdoorsy person by exploring the Jersey nature, or going on adventures with loved ones.