Katie Frizzi Lynch graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2008. After graduation, she worked in a neuroscience lab at Georgia State University studying the neurotransmitters involved in the mating and feeding behaviors of garter snakes. Katie then began working as a researcher at UCSD in 2009. The focus of her research is neuropathy, including diabetic, chemo-induced, and HIV-induced neuropathy. She received her Master’s of Advanced Studies degree in Clinical Research through the UCSD School of Medicine in 2017. Her Master’s thesis centered on different quantification methods for measuring skin fibers in differing neuropathic populations.