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Chris Silvia, PhD

IT/Associate Research Fellow

Chris Silvia has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He began his employment with Icagen in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, where he cloned and expressed ion channels and holds several patents related to ion channel molecular biology. Dr. Silvia has had increasing levels of responsibility in the information technology (IT) and informatics area, including during the company’s tenure as part of Pfizer, where Dr. Silvia managed global rollouts of data management software. He is currently responsible for all of Icagen’s IT and business technology activities.

Dr. Silvia completed his postdoctoral training at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University and received a Doctorate in Pharmacology from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.