Christina is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Caltech. She graduated from USC with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Biology in 1997. She then attended the University of California at Berkeley and earned her Ph.D. in 2001 in Chemical Engineering under Professor Jay D. Keasling. Before starting her position at Caltech, Christina conducted a two year postdoctoral fellowship in the Cell Biology Department at UC Berkeley under the guidance of Professor Karsten Weis.