Chris White's interest in brewing came from undergraduate studies at UC Davis, where he enrolled in Michael Lewis’ brewing and malting course. Chris then completed a Ph.D. in yeast biochemistry at UC San Diego. He founded White Labs as a yeast and fermentation laboratory for brewers in 1995.
He is active as President of White Labs and enjoys writing and speaking about yeast and fermentation. Chris co-published Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation (Brewers Publications, 2010).
Chris White is also a faculty member of Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and is a member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists and the Master Brewers Association of America.