Felicia Linn initially joined PARC to evaluate the in vivo safety and efficacy of PARC's mucosal tissue permeability enhancement technology. Since then, her contributions have expanded to various biodevice projects from the development of active-dispense transmucosal and transdermal drug delivery platforms to the utilization of physiological sensors to detect and manage emotional stress.
During her undergraduate years, Felicia studied biomechanics from the cellular to organism level. Her research experience ranges from finite element modeling of nuclear membrane mechanics inside cells to high-speed video motion-tracking and kinematics analysis of animal locomotion. She also spent a summer in UCSF's Department of Otolaryngology designing and building an early prototype of a minimally invasive surgical tool that could enable the implantation of a neural probe into the midbrain for researching the transmission of auditory signals in the brain.
Felicia earned a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a certified EMT and serves as a core volunteer member of PARC's Emergency Response Team.