Dr Christina Picken

Christina began her career in the realm of pharmaceutical polymers; after finishing her MChem at the University of Reading, she completed her PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry at UCL with the Brocchini/Clapp labs and later became a polymer chemist for a biotechnology start-up, Somaserve. Throughout her roles, she has been an active advocate for environmental awareness in research, effective public engagement, and is passionate about creating a sustainable future. The middle of a pandemic seemed the perfect time to move to a city in lockdown to follow her dreams to help save the world, thus she joined the Shaver lab in Autumn 2020.