Clinical Manager, Neuroimaging Research Branch
ContactBiomedical Research Center
251 Bayview Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21224
B.A. - Anthropology, Dickinson College
M.S. - Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University
Carolina received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Dickinson College and her Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University. She has over 10 years of molecular biology and gene therapy research experience and 9 years of research program management experience. While still in college she started working at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, where she conducted Cystic Fibrosis gene therapy research experiments using multiple AAV vectors to increase expression of normal CFTR. After nine years, she joined the National Institute on Aging (NIA) where she designed molecular biology experiments for calorie restriction studies and managed preclinical protocols looking at aging and nutrition. She joined the NRB in 2007 and now works for the Office of the Clinical Director but still serves as the NRB Clinical Program Manager. Her main responsibilities include contracts management, regulatory compliance oversight, protocol navigation, protocol implementation, staff training, and overall program efficiency. Carolina is also the Lead Associate Investigator for the NRB protocol, “Characterization of Phenotypic and Genotypic Regressors for Imaging” and serves as Chair of the NIDA-IRP Clinical Policy Committee.
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