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Katrina Wesencraft

Katrina is a PhD student in optical medical imaging based at the Centre for Biophotonics, University of Strathclyde. She is researching new ways to modify and image pancreatic cells for transplant. Katrina is also a science journalist and is the former editor in chief of theGIST, a multi-award-winning student science website and magazine.


  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate, Optical Medical Imaging with Healthcare Innovation , University of Strathclyde


  • 2016 
    Glasgow School of Art, MSc Medical Visualisation & Human Anatomy
  • 2015 
    University of Glasgow, BSc (Hons) Neuroscience


  • 2019
    Using Photogrammetry to Create a Realistic 3D Anatomy Learning Aid with Unity Game Engine, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Professional Memberships

  • Association of British Science Writers
  • Royal Microscopical Society