Lina received a BS/BSN degree from UAB in Biology and Nursing, followed by her MS in Forensic Science. She has been working in basic science and clinical research at UAB for 20 years. Her previous research work has focused on trauma and transfusion medicine. As a research associate in Dr.Russell’slab, she conducts in vivo experiments to explore the roles of ADAMTS-13 AND VON Willebrand factor in traumatic brain injury.