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At Johns Hopkins, Chris Skipwith is the Program Director and a Senior Lecturer for the Division of Biotechnology within the Center for Biotechnology Education.

Skipwith (he/him) is a structural biologist and biophysicist whose teaching and research apply analytics to determine whether recent discoveries in clinical diagnostics are being effectively translated into diagnostic and commercial value, and how this process might be quantified and accelerated. In addition to his teaching endeavors, as Chief Scientist at Astek Diagnostics, Inc., Chris is responsible for leading assay development efforts on diagnostic products, leading non-dilutive funding efforts (grants and contracts), coordinating sourcing, scheduling, and analysis of specimens from clinical partners, and collaborating with the commercial team preparing and delivering presentations of the company’s products and service.

Chris earned a PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and was a postdoctoral research fellow at Northeastern and MIT. Prior to joining JHU, Chris was a Senior Specialist at the American Society for Microbiology, Assistant Professor of Biotechnology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University, and a Lecturer in Biotechnology Programs at Northeastern University.

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