Katrin obtained her B. Sc. in Bio- and Nanotechnologies at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Iserlohn and her M. Sc. in Biochemistry at the Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig. During the latter she included an internship at the University of Rochester in upstate New York, USA. She did her Master’s thesis at the Helmholtz Centre of Infection Research about the characterization of the Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus protein replication and transcription activator (KSHV RTA) and its cellular interaction partners. In May 2022, she joined Prof. Dr. Rajalingam's Research Group and started her PhD research on the atypical MAP kinase ERK8/MAPK15.