Biography: Christopher received his B.A. in Chemistry and Art History from Columbia University in 2017. As an undergraduate, he investigated the modulation of self-assembling peptide hydrogel properties for evaluating in vitro fibroblast migration with Professor William Murphy (UW-Madison). He also studied the characterization of enzymatic splicing activity through atomic force microscopy with Professor Ozgur Sahin (Columbia). He received his M.S. in Chemistry (Chemical Biology) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019, where he worked with Professor David Lynn on the synthesis and characterization of polymers with click-type reactive side chains for the fabrication of new nano and bio-interfaces. Christopher continued his graduate studies at The University of Chicago in 2019, where he is currently working towards his PhD in Molecular Engineering in the laboratory of Professor Stuart Rowan.
Start date: Autumn 2019
Spirit bird: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Reconfigurable Dynamic Network Polymers