Christin Hanigan is the Senior Specialist for Advanced Molecular Detection at the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), where she works in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health laboratories on their implementation and use of Next Generation Sequencing for infectious disease detection and surveillance. Christin received her B.S. in Biochemistry and Mathematics from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA and her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
For both her graduate and post-doctoral fellowship research, her research interests were in cancer epigenetics and is published in several peer-reviewed journals. Christin lives in Baltimore, MD and is actively engaged at her church, where she has been an elder at GraceCity church for seven years. She was recently named as a part-time executive pastor at GraceCity. GraceCity’s mission is to build a reconciled community in Baltimore. As part of this idea of a reconciling community, Christin recently led a discussion called “Science and Faith: Complementary or Contradictory?” She is currently enrolled in seminary pursuing a Master’s of Church Ministries at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute.
Dr. Christin Hanigan: Gene Expression, Public Health, and Incorporating Science at Church
Christin shares with us her journey in science, faith, and now in teaching others. She shares with us what she does for work, as well as how she broaches tricky topics and questions with her faith community.