Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)
Katell is originally from France, where she studied engineering applied to biomedical industries as an undergraduate. She joined the Chen’s laboratory in Singapore in 2014 after obtaining her PhD from the Emerging Infectious Diseases program at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, under supervision of Prof. Mariano Garcia-Blanco. Her graduate studies focused on the role of virally-derived non-coding RNAs in dengue virus infection and especially how they interfere with the host innate immune response. In the Chen’s lab she focuses again on dengue pathogenesis and immunity and aim to establish humanized mice as the first relevant model for preclinical testing of dengue vaccine candidates.