Christy Lavine, Ph.D.Staff Scientist
Christy Lavine is currently a Staff Scientist under the direction of Michael Seaman, Ph.D. She received both a Bachelor of Arts in English (1998) and a Bachelor of Science in Biology (1999) from Texas Tech University. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2006 under the mentorship of Mark A. Miller,Ph.D., where she studied cytokine-assisted vaccination strategies against Francisella tularensis. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Xinzhen Yang, Ph.D. at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School during which she investigated the development of broadly neutralizing antibody responses to high-mannose glycan-dependent epitopes in HIV-1 infection. In her spare time, she enjoys weight lifting, boxing, discussing her beloved home state of Texas and spoiling her dogs.