My name is Christa Baker, I am from Norther California, USA. I joined the 4-year WT PhD Program in December 2019 and am currently in my third rotation in Professor Ciulli’s Laboratory. I received my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis; and completed a MRes in Biomedical Science at the University of Glasgow where I investigated the ability of physiological protein, Klotho, to stimulate energetic shifting from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis in mouse aortic smooth muscle cells in a PINK1 KO mouse model (Mercer Laboratory). My rotation project in Professor Ciulli’s laboratory is largely focused on testing functionality of PROTACs in living systems. In my free time I enjoy mountain biking, cycling and running with my friends.
Rotation PhD student (Wellcome Trust Programme)
B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (University of California, Davis)
M. Res. in Biomedical Science (University of Glasgow)
Past Member To and From Dates:
August - October 2020
Past Member Current Position:
Wellcome Trust PhD student at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee