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Christina King

Postdoctoral Trainee


Dr. Christina King is currently a post-doctoral trainee in RASR Laboratory. Hailing from Houston, TX, she joined the group in February 2013. She graduated from the University of Houston in May of 2012 with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. As a graduate student, she learned proteomics techniques to study aging, infection, and Alzheimer’s disease, and earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in December of 2018. As a post-doctoral scholar in the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease, she is studying racial disparities in hypertension by using plasma proteomics. Recently, Christina was awarded the opportunity to be an Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Scholar and a Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience (BRAINS) 2019 Fellow. In her spare time, she likes to bake, read for leisure, volunteer, and travel.