With 18 years of experience within the drug discovery industry and contract research, Chris is the Director of Chemistry at Charles River Laboratories in Harlow, UK.
Leading multidisciplinary teams through the integrated drug discovery process, he provides strategic oversight from hit identification to lead optimization and preclinical candidate selection. His record includes 8 preclinical candidates with three compounds progressing to the clinic. His co-invention of a targeted delivery system for genetic material to cells has been commercialized, and he is designated inventor on more than 25 patents.
Chris holds an MSci in medicinal chemistry and a PhD in organic and biological chemistry, both from UCL. He has published 25 papers and abstracts.