About Christina Parker

Christina is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill. She currently performs research on antibody engineering and drug delivery in the Lai lab. Outside of the lab, Christina is actively involved in science communication and outreach.

by Christina Parker February 13, 2017

What role does science communication serve in society? Science communication aims to increase public awareness about science by sharing science-related topics through different medias like journalism, policy, news media, blogs, social media, and outreach opportunities. In the past few decades, … Continue reading

by Christina Parker January 24, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the surface of another planet up close? Well, NASA researchers in Cleveland are making this possible right here on Earth. The Glenn Extreme Environments Rig (GEER) is a chamber … Continue reading

by Christina Parker July 13, 2016

In 2013, cancer affected approximately 14 million people in the United States, and its  direct medical costs were almost $75 billion, making cancer a devastating disease from both the human and financial perspectives. Nanotechnology may offer some relief, but at … Continue reading