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Chris Thompson

Research Domain Director, Cellular and Developmental Systems

‌Professor Chris Thompson was appointed as Research Domain Director for Cellular and Developmental Systems in August 2016.

He is Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics and was formerly based at the Faculty of Life Sciences.

Professor Thompson studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge before completing his PhD in the university's Department of Anatomy in 1996.

He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge until 2002 before taking up the Wellcome Trust International Prize Travelling Research Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas until 2004.

He spent his Wellcome Trust International Prize Travelling Research Fellowship Return Year at the Faculty of Life Sciences at Manchester and was a Senior Lecturer from 2005 to 2011.