Katie Bentley earned a PhD in Computer Science from University College London in 2006 investigating morphological plasticity in biological and robotic systems after gaining an interdisciplinary Masters from the University of Sussex in 2002 in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems.
She was awarded a Cancer Research UK postdoctoral fellowship to develop vascular computational models in Paul Bates Biomolecular Modelling Laboratory at the CRUK London Research Institute (LRI) in 2006. She then moved to Holger Gerhardt's Vascular Biology Laboratory at the LRI in 2009 to learn experimental biology techniques and further integrate, refine and test her predictive computational models.
Katie was appointed Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School and became Group Leader of the Computational Biology Laboratory, with both experimental and computational lab space in the Center for Vascular Biology Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston USA in 2013.
She opened a satellite modelling laboratory at Uppsala University in 2015 to work directly with experimental vascular biology collaborators Lena Claesson-Welsh, Christer Betsholtz, Taija Makinen and Elizabetta Dejana in the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology and a further satellite modelling laboratory at Boston University, in the Biological Design Center in 2017 to work directly with the microfabrication lab of Prof. Chris Chen.
She joined the Francis Crick Institute and the informatics Department at King's College London in 2018.