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BSc (Hons) Physics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; MSc (Distinction) Medical Engineering at King’s College London; D.Phil. candidate Medical Imaging Sciences at King’s College London.

Karina studied Astronomy and Physics at undergraduate level, specializing in bio-nanotechnology. Later, she went on to pursue a master’s degree in Medical Engineering, after which she trained at a radio-pharmaceutical company as a cyclotron operator. Soon, she decided to move on to non-ionizing radiation and enrolled in a PhD programme associated with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, which she’s due to complete this year.

Karina completed one and a half year of training in a radio-pharmaceutical company as a cyclotron operator (Chile, 2014-15) and gained approximately 4+ years of experience in scientific research as a postgraduate student at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and King’s College London.

Karina received a ‘Medalla Camara de Diputados de Chile’ (‘Medal of the House of Representatives of Chile’) for graduating Summa Cum Laude at her secondary school. She has also received full funding for her studies at every institution since 2007 up to 2019 namely, a 5-year full scholarship award by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to pursue undergraduate studies, a 1-year full scholarship award by CONICYT (Chile) to pursue a Master’s degree in the UK, a 4-year full scholarship award by EPSRC (UK) and Siemens (Germany) to pursue Ph.D. programme at King’s College London. Karina has been acknowledged with merit awards at international scientific conferences, including two Magna Cum Laude abstracts at ISMRM meetings 2017 and 2019.

Karina joined Potter Clarkson in September 2019 and is part of the Electronics and Computing department.

Outside of work, Karina likes to play piano and spanish guitar. She also enjoys landscape photography and learning other languages.