Carcia Carson
BS, Physics
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
MS, Physics
Fisk University
Nashville, TN
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Carcia Carson is a first-year doctoral student and NSF graduate fellow in the department of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University. She was born and raised in Jackson, Ms, where she earned a B.S. in physics from Jackson State University in 2014. In 2016, she received her master’s degree in physics through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program. Her master’s research focused on fabrication, characterization, and application of piezoelectric nanoneedles for stimuli-responsive transfection. She is currently working in Professor Wilson’s lab on re-engineering cell surfaces with stimuli-responsive polymeric materials to modulate immune responses to cell-derived antigens.