Dr. Christy A. MacKinnon joined the Biology Department in 1991. Dr. MacKinnon earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan-Flint, and a M.S. in Plant Biology from Michigan State University, where she also completed teacher certification in secondary science. She completed a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Colorado State University. She taught at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth prior to joining the faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Dr. MacKinnon was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow investigating In Vitro Mutagenesis/Protein Folding in the laboratory of Dr. Barry Nall, UT Health Science Center-San Antonio, TX Department of Biochemistry; and a NIH Postdoctoral Trainee in Molecular Carcinogenesis in the laboratory of Dr. Gerald Adair, UT-M.D. Anderson System, Science Park, Smithville, TX.