About

Christina received an AB in Molecular Biology with a Certificate in Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience from Princeton University in 2011, where she studied with Professor David Tank. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience with Professor Karl Deisseroth at Stanford University in July 2017, where her research focused on the development of all-optical techniques for recording and manipulating neural activity. Christina has been a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Alice Ting since August 2017, developing molecular technologies for coupling functional activity with single-cell transcriptomics.

Research Funding

Postdoctoral Funding

  • Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 2019 - 2024)
  • Walter V and Idun Berry Postdoctoral Fellowship (Stanford, 2017 - present)

Graduate Funding

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (NIDA, 2016 - 2017)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF, 2012 - 2014)

Undergraduate Funding

  • Shapiro Fund for Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience Award (Princeton, 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Next Generation Leaders Program (Allen Institute for Brain Science, 2019)
  • Hanna H. Gray Fellow Finalist Research Award (HHMI, 2018)
  • Allison Doupe Fellowship – McKnight Endowment Fund (2018)
  • Sammy Kuo Award for Neuroscience, 2nd Place – Stanford (2017)
  • The John Brinster, Class of 1943, Prize in Neuroscience – Princeton (2011)
  • Molecular Biology Senior Thesis Prize – Princeton (2011)
  • AB in Molecular Biology, Magna Cum Laude – Princeton (2011)
  • Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience Certificate – Princeton (2011)

Teaching and Mentoring

  • Stanford undergraduate student research mentor (2019 – present)
  • Bi-annual Optogenetics Innovation Lab Fiber Photometry Workshop (2015 – present)
  • Stanford first generation/low-income undergraduate student mentor (2017 – present)
  • Stanford Women in Science and Engineering (2017 – present)
  • Stanford undergraduate student research mentor (2015 – May 2017)
  • Optogenetics Innovation Lab workshop mentor (2013 and 2017)
  • Mentor for Stanford SBSA Fellowship Writing (2013 and 2014)
  • Teaching Assistant for Stanford NENS220: Computational Neuroscience (2013)
  • Teaching Assistant for Stanford Intensive Neuroscience Workshop (2012)