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Chris McGinnis, PhD 

Parker Scholar


Chris McGinnis is a Parker Scholar and a Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Ansuman Satpathy, MD, PhD, at Stanford University. In the Satpathy Lab, Dr. McGinnis uses his background in single-cell genomics, immunology and computational biology to understand how tumors reprogram the immune system during metastasis. Prior to joining the Satpathy Lab, he was a graduate student in the lab of Zev Gartner, PhD, at the University of California. San Francisco (UCSF), where he developed computational and molecular tools for single-cell genomics analysis. Dr. McGinnis holds a BA from Wesleyan University and a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from UCSF.

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Education & Training

  • 2021-Present: Stanford University, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2021: University of California, San Francisco, PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 2014-2016: Institute for Systems Biology, Research Associate
  • 2014: Wesleyan University, BA, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Biology, and the Science in Society Program

Awards & Honors

  • 2023: Parker Scholar
  • 2022: CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2020: NCI Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31) Award