Katie Long

Katie Long

MRC Career Development Fellow, Group Leader



Biography:

Katie Long completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Science at Sheffield University before moving to The University of Edinburgh to undertake her PhD with Charles french-Constant at the MRC Center for Regenerative Medicine. During her PhD, she revealed the critical role of integrins in neural development using the chick as a model system. She subsequently expanded her work on extracellular matrix and neural development as a postdoc with Wieland Huttner at the MPI-CBG in Dresden, where she has developed a novel system to investigate and manipulate human neocortical development which has uncovered a novel role for the extracellular matrix in the folding of the human neocortex. She was awarded a King's Prize Fellowship and Professor Anthony Mellows Medal in 2018 and started as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology and MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders in 2019. She is currently an MRC Career Development Fellow.

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ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0660-2486

Related News:

Spotlight on SARS-CoV-2 in the foetal brain

14/01/23
New publication from the Long lab

Katie Long joins Centre as a new investigator

12/06/19
New group leader in development of human neocortex

All publications:

2024

Cubillos P, Ditzer N, Kolodziejczyk A, Schwenk G, Hoffmann J, Schütze TM, Derihaci RP, Birdir C, Köllner JE, Petzold A, Sarov M, Martin U, Long KR, Wimberger P, Albert M (2024) The growth factor EPIREGULIN promotes basal progenitor cell proliferation in the developing neocortex. EMBO J

2022

Newland B, Long KR (2022) Cryogel scaffolds: soft and easy to use tools for neural tissue culture. Neural Regen Res 17: 1981-1983
Massimo M, Long KR (2022) Orchestrating human neocortex development across the scales; from micro to macro. Semin Cell Dev Biol 130: 24-36

2021

Ucar B, Kajtez J, Foidl BM, Eigel D, Werner C, Long KR, Emnéus J, Bizeau J, Lomora M, Pandit A, Newland B, Humpel C (2021) Biomaterial based strategies to reconstruct the nigrostriatal pathway in organotypic slice co-cultures. Acta Biomater 121: 250-262