Cristina Go

 Cristina Go
Mentor: Dr. Todd Brusko
College of Medicine
 
"As an undergraduate interested pursuing a career in the healthcare field, I was interested to know different aspects of medicine, including the academic research behind it. I also wanted to experience volunteering in a research lab dedicated to Type I Diabetes and further develop my problem-solving skills and lab techniques. Becoming a part of research at the University of Florida has been an enriching and wonderful experience."

Major

Biology; English

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Immunology
  • Endocrinology

Academic Awards

  • UF University Scholars Program
  • HHMI Science for Life

Organizations

  • UF Speech and Debate
  • Community Health Service Corps (CHSC)

Volunteer

  • UF Health Hospital
  • UF Speech and Debate Activities
  • CHSC Activities

Hobbies and Interests

  • Reading
  • Writing

Research Description

Optimization of Nanoparticles
Under Dr. Brusko’s mentorship and the supervision of graduate student Judit Cserny, I will study the optimization of nanoparticles. These nanoparticles could be potentially used in a vaccine to support T regulatory cells that could restore normal immunity in patients with Type 1 Diabetes.