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Cat Vicente

BSc, DPhil


MRC WIMM Public Engagement and Communications Officer

I am responsible for internal and external communications at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, particularly our online presence, and coordinate the Institute's Public Engagement activities.

I have a background in genetics and cell biology. I did my undergraduate degree in Genetics at the University of York, with a year-in-industry placement at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College. I graduated from my DPhil in the lab of Prof Jordan Raff at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, in 2013. My thesis project focused on centrioles and cell division in the Drosophila embryo.

Following my DPhil I worked for three years at the Company of Biologists, a not-for-profit publishing company in Cambridge, where I was the community manager for the Node, a community website for developmental biologists. I was also the online editor and press contact for the journal Development.

After a short stint as Digital Communications Officer at Lady Margaret Hall College, I joined the MRC WIMM in September 2017.

Follow me on twitter on @catcvicente

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