Katarina Liberatore

Katarina Liberatore is a Ph.D. student in the BCMB program at the Weill Cornell Graduate School.

She received her B.S. in Biology from Muhlenberg College where she performed research in Bruce Wightman’s lab, investigating insulin signaling and neuronal development in C. elegans. Before beginning her graduate training, she worked as a research technician in the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell. In the Lewis Cantley’s lab she studied kinase substrate specificities and Hippo kinase inhibition of PI3K.

She joined the Vardhana lab as a Ph.D. student in the Spring of 2022 where she seeks to uncover the role of intracellular lipid pools in intratumoral T-cell metabolism and function.