Christian graduated from the University of Alabama is 2015 with a degree in Biochemistry. During his undergraduate education, he worked as a researcher under Shanlin Pan developing surface modification strategies for alternative energy. After graduation, he spent a year working at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio studying synaptogenesis and neurodevelopment under Gek-Ming Sia before coming to Vanderbilt. Now, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in his first year while working in Dr. Wilson’s lab. His broad interests include immunomodulation, nanotechnology, and vaccination strategies.