Lining earned her Ph.D. from Clemson University, where she studied natural killer cell-based immunotherapy. She also established a mouse model recapitulating Kaposi’s sarcoma while working at the University of Southern California. Her current research at the City of Hope focuses on developing ultra-sensitive biosensors for detecting botulinum toxins. Outside the lab, she serves as the VP of Communications at the Association for Women in Science Los Angeles/Ventura County chapter. She is obsessed with giving speeches at Toastmasters and loves to explore nature in the National Parks.