Beyond the lab: Research’s impact

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine.

Christine Beeton, Ph.D, associate professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor, will be the first person to admit her career hasn’t been linear.

After a setback early in her academic career as an undergraduate in France, Beeton had a chance encounter as an intern that helped shape her path to science.

“I never really thought I wanted to become a scientist,” Beeton said. “I was actually thinking more about becoming a technician in a research or medical lab.”

Watch Beeton describe, in her own words, her career path, research interests and more in this video below.

The focus of research in her lab examines aspects of translational research surrounding autoimmune and other chronic inflammatory diseases. In 2013, Beeton was named a recipient of the Alkek Award for Pilot Projects in Experimental Therapeutics.

Additional Resources

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Cultivating a new generation of clinical investigators.

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