Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2011
Home Department: Bioengineering
Faculty Advisor: Stephen Quake (Bioengineering, Applied Physics)

Research Title: Immune repertoire analysis, cloning and engineering

Research Description: Chris is developing devices and methods for high throughput immune repertoire analysis. He is working to better characterize patient responses to influenza vaccination by sequencing heavy and light chain genes from hundreds of thousands of individual B cells and subsequently cloning antibody genes in order to identify cognate antigens. This research should provide insights into the mechanisms of immunization and possibly aid in vaccine development.


Chris is the co-founder and CEO of Augmenta Bioworks, Inc. and a scientific advisor to Chimera Bio and CytoKind, Inc.