Christopher J. Payne
Dr. Christopher J. Payne is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and the Human Molecular Genetics Program at the Ann & Robery H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Research Center in Chicago, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from the Oregon Health and Science University in 2003. Dr. Payne's current research focuses on the epigenetic regulation of tissue-specific stem cells and how this influences male fertility. His laboratory demonstrated that the histone deacetylase protein complex SIN3 is essential for the maintenance of spermatogonial stem cells in the testis.