Senior Research Scientist
Chris received her A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College, where she worked with Robert Kingston on the mechanism of transcriptional activation by human heat shock factor 1. She then went to the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned her Ph.D. with Karsten Weis, studying the role of the DEAD-box protein Dbp5 in mRNA export. As a postdoctoral fellow, she moved to Switzerland, where she studied septins and translational regulation during the yeast cell cycle with Yves Barral at ETH Zürich.
In the Erzberger Lab, Chris is working on developing novel tools to study ribosome biogenesis in vivo and in vitro, focusing on the multiple ATPases involved in this process.