Doctor Katie Mylonas
Research Fellow
Doctor Katie Mylonas
Research Fellow
Accepting PhD Students


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Research in a nutshell

My research focuses on studying the role of harmful senescent cells (which accumulate with age) in driving fibrosis in the kidney, an important aspect in the development CKD. My research focuses on understanding how senescent cells interact with the immune system to avoid clearance, which leads to renal pathologies and investigating the link between kidney injury and cardiac disease.


Education/Academic qualification

Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Biological Sciences from the Queen’s University of Belfast. Post-graduation, worked for four years as a research associate at DeCode Genetics in Reykjavik, Iceland. Then was selected for the Wellcome Trust 4-Year PhD Programme at the University of Edinburgh where was first awarded an MSc in Life Sciences. Carried out PhD in Professor Judith Allen’s Lab, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research on the “Plasticity of macrophages in helminth infection”.

Honours and Awards

CSO/Kidney Research UK Fellowship - Awarded Jan 2019
British Society of Immunology Congress 2016, Poster Prize - Awarded Dec 2016
BHF Research Excellence Award Fellowship Transition Award - Awarded Jan 2014


Senolytic treatment preserves biliary regenerative capacity lost through cellular senescence during cold storage

Single-cell analysis of senescent epithelia reveals targetable mechanisms promoting fibrosis