Professor Christopher Wilds obtained his PhD in 2000 in organic chemistry from McGill University under the supervision of Professor Masad Damha working on the synthesis of 2’-fluoro-arabino nucleic acids and their investigation as antisense therapeutics.
He pursued post-doctoral studies in the field of nucleic acid structure and DNA repair with Professor Martin Egli (Northwestern University and Vanderbilt University) and Professor Paul Miller (Johns Hopkins University).
He was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Concordia University in 2003. In 2008 was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. In 2019 he was promoted to Professor.