Christopher Skipwith, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Biotechnology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University and a Member of Bentley’s Health Thought Leadership Network. His work integrates basic science with policy, business, and public health to assess analytical standards for point-of-care diagnostics. He was involved in founding two point-of-care diagnostics start-up companies, IONU Biosystems and Ecelius Biosystems. He serves on the Board of the Science Education Academy, a Philadelphia-area initiative engaging underrepresented minorities in STEM-related careers, served on the board of TBED21, Inc., which advances technology-based education for low-income areas, and co-chaired advocacy and diversity panels for the National Postdoctoral Association. He has a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.