Chris was born in Chichester, on the South Coast of England. He received his BSc and MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, UK. For his MSc, Chris investigated the role of TCF25 in the DNA damage response. He joined the DNA Replication Group in October 2017 as a PhD student to work on engineering replicative helicase variants to uncover novel roles in the S-phase of DNA replication. Outside of the lab, Chris enjoys competing in triathlons, rock climbing and hiking.