Dr. Chris Showell is a molecular biologist with a background in genetics and developmental biology. Dr. Showell received his PhD from the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Sheffield, where he studied epigenetic regulators and their roles in controlling embryonic development. He went on to conduct postdoctoral research in the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, establishing high-throughput, DNA-based screening approaches in a developmental model system to identify novel mutations in genes involved in human congenital heart diseases. He has presented research at various national and international conferences and was involved in the annotation of the Xenopus tropicalis genome. Dr. Showell subsequently worked at a leading research services company in the Triangle, providing prepublication support to thousands of researchers worldwide in a wide variety of research fields. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and running.
Education: Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Genetics and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Sheffield.