Christopher Moraes

McGill University
  • Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cellular Microenvironments
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Associate Member, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Goodman Cancer Research Center

Dr. Chris Moraes is a hybrid engineer: he trained in nanoengineering (B.A.Sc.), and switched into mechanical and biomedical engineering (Ph.D., U. Toronto) before holding a Banting / NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Biointerfaces Institute.  His research interests lie at the interface between engineering, biology and medicine, and he is particularly curious about the role microenvironmental biomechanical forces play in driving disease and development. 

Recent honours include the 2020 McGill Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers and the NSERC Howard Alper postdoctoral prize.