Kate Allaway

Ph.D. Student

Kate Allaway

Contact Information

Phone: 212.263.7693
Fax: 212.263.9170
Email: Kathryn.Allaway@nyumc.org

Education and Training


  • 2014-present: Neuroscience PhD Student, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 2010-2014: B.A. in Biology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Current Study

I am interested in studying the genetic and epigenetic factors involved in interneuron development and fate determination. The expression of genes important in neuronal development must turn on and off in an orchestrated manner in order to properly guide neuronal development. Therefore, by characterizing the functions of these genes, as well as the epigenetic changes that occur in the DNA containing these genes throughout development, we can better understand how the development of interneurons is regulated. Ultimately, I hope that an improved understanding of the functions and regulation of these genes will lend insight into neurodevelopmental disorders.