Chris Givens

Graduate Student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Chris Givens

Graduate Student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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I'm a PhD candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill, studying forces and how they shape blood vessels. I focus on atherosclerosis, which is the disease that clogs vessels with unhealthy plaques.

In addition to my research, I am also interested in building trust between the public and the scientists they fund. The implications of biomedical research are increasingly personal and technical, so effective communication between scientists and the public is key to ensuring the continuation of interesting and effective research.

I am the former Content Editor of a grad student-run blog called The Pipettepen, and have contribute to UNC's Endeavors and the PLoS Student Blog. My interests include writing about weird bits of nature, the history of science, drug resistant infections, and bioethics.

Oh, and let's not forget about beer brewing.

  • Education
    • UNC Chapel Hill
    • College of William & Mary