Prateek S. Katti is an MD-PhD student and NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholar, completing his graduate-entry medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his D. Phil at the University of Oxford as sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA Government).
He grew up in Acton, Massachusetts and attended the Commonwealth Honors College of the University of Massachusetts. Within four years he earned B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and was inducted into Tau Beta Pi. He graduated summa cum laude in both disciplines and completed an interdisciplinary honors thesis exploring the mechanical cues of breast cancer tumorigenesis under the direction of Prof. Alfred Crosby and Prof. Shelly Peyton. The work was recognized as one of the university’s best undergraduate dissertations, receiving an Honors Dean’s Award for Thesis Excellence.
At Oxford , he is working at the interface of medical engineering and onco-immunotherapy, aiming to enhance ultrasound-mediated intratumoral delivery of immunotherapeutic antibodies to potentiate anti-tumor immunity. He is co-advised by Prof. Constantin Coussios and Prof. Robert Carlisle along with supervision by prominent investigators from Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (NDS) and the NIH.