Chris is a postdoctoral research fellow studying the biochemistry behind human circadian rhythms at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Haverford College. Born and raised in Vancouver, Chris completed his bachelor’s in biochemistry at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He then went back to British Columbia to complete his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of British Columbia, where his doctoral work was devoted to characterizing mechanisms that viruses use to hijack and take over their hosts.
In addition to his teaching at Haverford College, Chris has also taught undergraduate biochemistry at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania. He takes an active interest in scientific education and policy, and has worked with the Canadian Science Policy Centre in the past. In addition, he volunteers his time at the Franklin Institute Science Center, one of the oldest centers of science education and development in the United States.