Christopher Sucato is Associate Director for biophysical characterization at Charles River Laboratories. Prior to joining Charles River, as part of the acquisition of Blue Stream Laboratories, Dr. Sucato led the biophysical group at Blue Stream from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Sucato was a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award fellow at the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics at Boston University, where he developed nanoparticle-based agents for the early detection of biomarkers in inflammation. Dr. Sucato's research experience includes characterization of protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions by a range of techniques, and the evaluation of kinetic interaction constants. Dr. Sucato holds a Ph.D. (2008) in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of Southern California.