Professor Christopher Yip is a leading scholar in the field of single-molecule biophysics. He is a faculty member in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, the Department of Biochemistry, and the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering. He is a Principal Investigator in the Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto. Professor Yip is also the Associate Vice-President, International Partnerships at the University of Toronto.
Professor Yip received his BASc in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Joining the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry in 1997, he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and to Full Professor in 2007. He was a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Genetics Advisory Board and has served on grant panels at the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the National Institutes of Health.
Professor Yip has been honoured with a Premier’s Research Excellence Award, a Faculty Teaching Award, and the Faculty of Medicine’s Graduate Faculty Teaching Award for Sustained Contribution to Excellence in Graduate Teaching. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He has held a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Molecular Imaging.