Christopher Tomkins-Tinch is a software engineer in the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he works on computational methods for viral biology research and software tools to make methods usable and scalable.
Chris earned his Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, with support from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Prior to the Sabeti lab he was the Product and Software lead at a small Silicon Valley medical device company, and a software and electronic design consultant. He has developed automated laboratory instruments, high-precision infrared field radiometers, Mac apps, web scrapers, and social media tech. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and being outdoors.