Chris Brown, PhD

Chris applies his exper­tise in metage­nomics and his expe­ri­ence work­ing with diverse micro­bial com­mu­ni­ties for the devel­op­ment of our pro­pri­etary dis­cov­ery engine.

VP of Discovery

He con­duct­ed post­doc­tor­al research at UC Berke­ley in the lab of Pro­fes­sor Jamie Cate, Ph.D. with sup­port from the Agouron Insti­tute as a Life Sci­ences Research Foun­da­tion fel­low, where he dis­cov­ered and char­ac­ter­ized nov­el cat­alyt­ic RNAs from uncul­ti­vat­ed microbes.

Chris earned a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in Micro­bi­ol­o­gy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Flori­da, and a Ph.D. in Plant and Micro­bial Biol­o­gy at UC Berke­ley while work­ing with Pro­fes­sor Jill Ban­field, Ph.D.