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Christopher Sims

Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, UW Medicine, Rheumatology

Christopher Sims

Research focus

cell-based biochemical assays, stem-cell based platforms


M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1984
B.S. Chemistry, Auburn University, 1980

Christopher Sims joined the UW last spring as a professor with joint appointments in Bioengineering and in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Rheumatology. Previously, he held faculty clinical positions at Harvard Medical School, UC Irvine and most recently at the University of North Carolina.

In his current research, he develops cell-based biochemical assays, microfabricated technologies for clinical and biomedical applications, and stem-cell based organ-on-chip platforms with a particular focus on the intestine and its microbiome.

He is the scientific co-founder of four companies: Protein Simple, Intellego, Cell Microsystems, and Altis Biosystems. He was elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering based on his work translating technologies from academia to industry.