Christine Chow obtained her undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in 1987 and received a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Caltech in 1992. As a graduate student with Jackie Barton, she developed chemical probes for RNA tertiary structure. She moved to Steve Lippard’s lab at MIT for postdoctoral work from 1992-1994, where she studied protein interactions with platinum-DNA adducts. Her current research at Wayne State University focuses on the study of synthetic and naturally modified RNAs and ligand (both organic and inorganic) interactions with RNA, with an emphasis on antibiotic resistance and development of new compounds that target RNA. Christine’s research program lies at the interface of inorganic, organic, biophysics, and biochemistry. Her lab uses a range of methods, including synthesis, and NMR spectroscopy. She is a professor in the department of chemistry at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, 2011) and American Chemical Society (ACS, 2015). She serves as a councilor of the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry (2005-2008, 2014-2017) and promotes women in the profession through work on the ACS Women Chemists Committee (2007-2016), grant workshops, professional development workshops, and award nominations. She is co-PI on an NIH BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) grant at Wayne State University.