Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
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 is a computational biophysicist whose teaching and research apply analytics to determine whether recent discoveries in computational biology and bioinformatics are being effectively translated into diagnostic and commercial value, and how this process might be quantified and accelerated. In addition to his teaching and research endeavors, he is a scientific review officer and consultant for a Boston-area venture capital firm, in addition to being on the scientific advisory boards of two clinical diagnostics companies.
Skipwith also serves as a scientific content reviewer for the American Society for Microbiology COVID-19 research registry, which includes top-ranked COVID-19 research articles curated by experts and serves as a resource for scientists working together to address fundamental science and accelerate scientific research on SARS-CoV-2. He is involved with the NIH-funded Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, coordinating education and training resources for research trainees.
Skipwith earned a PhD in biochemistry and 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, he was an assistant professor of biotechnology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University and lecturer in Biotechnology Programs at Northeastern University.