Kate Storey is co-head of the Division of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. She obtained a BSc in Neurobiology at the University of Sussex (1983) and a DPhil with Michael Bate, in the Department of Zoology and Kings College, University of Cambridge (1987). With the support of Harkness Fellowship (1987-88) she pursued post-doctoral research with David Weisblat at the University of California, Berkeley. Storey continued as a post-doctoral researcher with Claudio Stern at the University of Oxford (1990-94) before establishing an independent research group in Oxford, as a Departmental lecturer and then University lecturer and Fellow of ChristChurch.

In 2000 she moved her group to the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, supported by an MRC senior non-clinical fellowship. Storey holds a personal chair in Neural Development and was awarded the MRC Suffrage Science Heirloom Award in 2014 and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2015. She is a member of EMBO and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society of Biology and Royal Society of the Arts. In 2019 Storey was awarded the Waddington Medal by the British Society for Developmental Biology for outstanding research and service to the community. Storey was made a fellow of the Royal Society in 2022.