Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
Christopher Yip is the Director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, and a Full Professor in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, IBBME, and Biochemistry. He is a member of the faculty of the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto. He is on the Institute Advisory Board for the Institute of Genetics at CIHR, section co-chair for the Materials and Chemical Engineering Evaluation Group at NSERC, and a standing member on the Biophysics of Neural Systems Study Section at NIH. His research focus is on the development and application of novel combinatorial microscopies and spectroscopies to characterize biomolecular interactions, dynamics, and structures. Current efforts in his group include the application of super-resolution combinatorial microscopies to examine receptor self-association and protein-membrane interactions, and light sheet microscopy for tracking developmental processes in real-time.