Kate Storey obtained a BSc Neurobiology at the University of Sussex (1979-1983) and undertook her PhD with Michael Bate, in the Department of Zoology and Kings College, University of Cambridge, UK. With support of a Harkness Fellowship (1987-88) she pursued post-doctoral research with David Weisblat at University of California at Berkeley, before returning to UK for the birth of her first child. She continued post-doctoral research with Claudio Stern, University of Oxford (1990-1994) before establishing an independent research group in Oxford, as a Departmental Lecturer and then University Lecturer/Fellow of ChristChurch at the University of Oxford. In 2000, she moved her group to the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, where she was supported by an MRC Senior Non-Clinical Research Fellowship. Kate is currently a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, holds a personal chair in Neural Development and is head of the Division of Cell & Developmental Biology in the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. She is a member of EMBO and holds a Wolfson Research Merit Award. Kate is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Academy of Medical Sciences, Society of Biology and Royal Society of Arts.