Christine did her graduate work with Dr. Tak Wah Mak at the University of Toronto, Canada, studying innate immunity and the role of inflammation in cancer development, using both genetically engineered mouse models and chemically-induced carcinogenesis models. She moved on to join the Tuveson laboratory in November 2012 to pursue her postdoctoral studies. The focus of her postdoctoral research is on redox biology, with the hypothesis that modulation of the cellular redox state is uniformly important in both pancreatic cancer initiation and development. Using genetic and proteomic approaches developed in collaboration with Dr. Darryl Pappin here at CSHL, she aims to identify novel redox-driven biological vulnerabilities in pancreatic cancer cells, in hope of developing effective therapies for this deadly disease.