Christina
Christina Brock, PhD
Scientific Specialist II
Immunology and Immunotoxicology

Somerset, New Jersey
I have always been interested how basic science can relate to clinical applications. To this end, I completed a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology and performed research in a lab focused on the molecular genetics of yeast, which provided a foundation for pursing my Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathobiology. My doctoral work was performed at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. I developed peptide-based vaccine candidates for Lyme disease and monitored the safety and efficacy of these vaccine candidates in the murine model by using ELISAs, bacterial and mammalian cell culture, T cell stimulation assays, and serum bactericidal assays. After my Ph.D., I wanted to gain a broader understanding of pathogen-vector-host interactions. As such, I performed postdoctoral research characterizing an invertebrate-specific GPCR in the cattle fever tick. In this work, I evaluated the effects of in vivo receptor silencing using the bovine model toward identifying potential anti-tick vaccine targets.
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Combining my experience working with animal models and performing basic scientific research, at Labcorp Drug Development, I design cell-based assays and flow cytometry experiments to support the evaluation of immunotoxicity. I enjoy contributing to the improvement of human health by supporting drug development, and I have the opportunity to work with a team of individuals dedicated to performing rigorous and impactful science.



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