Jackson State University
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.