Chris was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. He is expected to graduate from the University of Ottawa in 2012 with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree, Specialization in Biochemistry. During his time at UofO, Chris has been the recipient of three NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards as well as the University of Ottawa’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Award. Prior to joining the Scaiano group, he had worked under the supervision of Dr. Sandro Gambarotta (University of Ottawa) and Dr. May Griffith (Linkoping University, Sweden). He is currently working with Dr. Emilio Alarcon, investigating the medicinal applications of collagen-based hydrogels embedded with metal nanoparticles.
Chris is presently enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.