Christopher Chan Jin Jie


I am a PhD candidate interested in ​understanding how shapes emerge during development.

I obtained a BA in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge, which included a research project characterizing how different mouse cell lines interact and self-organize to form synthetic embryos. Pursuing my interest in morphogenesis, I pursued an MSc in Systems Biology, adopting a systems approach to model how different mechanical parameters of tissues interact to drive elongation during chick somitogenesis.

My PhD research builds upon my past experiences, where I combine classical embryological approaches, genetics and quantitative imaging to dissect how extracellular matrix remodelling contributes to the form and function of the zebrafish heart.


Qualifications and history

University of Cambridge, UK
MSc Systems Biology
University of Cambridge, UK
BA Physiology, Development and Neuroscience