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Hal Alper

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

J. Christopher Anderson

Assistant Professor


University of California, Berkeley

Frances H. Arnold

Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry

Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

California Institute of Technology

Shota Atsumi

Assistant Professor


University of California, Davis

Randy Bartels

Monfort Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

School of Biomedical Engineering

Colorado State University

Kirstie Bellman

Principal Scientist

Computer and Software Division

The Aerospace Corporation, an FFRDC

Steven Benner

Distinguished Fellow

Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Inc.

Meredith Betterton

Assistant Professor


University of Colorado at Boulder

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Participants Hal Alper Randy Bartels Assistant Professor Monfort Professor Chemical Engineering Electrical and Computer The University of Texas at Austin Engineering School of Biomedical Engineering J. Christopher Anderson Colorado State University Assistant Professor Bioengineering Kirstie Bellman University of California, Berkeley Principal Scientist Computer and Software Division Frances H. Arnold The Aerospace Corporation, an Dick and Barbara Dickinson FFRDC Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry Steven Benner Division of Chemistry and Distinguished Fellow Chemical Engineering Foundation for Applied Molecular California Institute of Technology Evolution, Inc. Shota Atsumi Meredith Betterton Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Chemistry Physics University of California, Davis University of Colorado at Boulder 95

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96 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Richard Bonneau Tanguy Chouard Assistant Professor Senior Editor, Biology Biology and Computer Science Nature New York University Patrick Cirino Richard Braatz Assistant Professor Professor and Millennium Chair Chemical Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Pennsylvania State University Engineering University of Illinois at Sonya L. Collins Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student Grady College of Journalism and Cassandra M. Brooks Mass Communication Freelance Science Writer University of Georgia Donald Burke-Agüero John Cumbers Associate Professor Graduate Student Molecular Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Cellular Immunology and Department Biology and Biochemistry of Biochemistry Brown University / NASA University of Missouri Narasimhan Danthi Yizhi Cai Program Director PhD Student, Graduate Research Advanced Technologies Branch Associate NIH/NHLBI Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Virginia Tech Gregory Dewey Robert E. Finnigan Professor Barry Canton Computational Biology Founder Keck Graduate Institute Ginkgo BioWorks Laura Dress R. Alta Charo Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Advisor University of Maryland Baltimore Office of the Commissioner County Food & Drug Administration

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PARTICIPANTS 97 Michael Elowitz Joshua Gilmore Associate Professor of Biology and Postdoctoral Fellow Applied Physics Fuels Synthesis Investigator, Howard Hughes Joint BioEnergy Institute Medical Institute California Institute of Technology James Glazier Director, Biocomplexity Institute Sarah E. Evans Physics Program Analyst Indiana University U.S. Department of State Catherine Goodman Roxanne Ford Associate Editor Program Director Nature Chemical Biology W.M. Keck Foundation Anne Heberger Marino William Foster Senior Evaluation Associate Clinical Associate Professor & National Academies Keck Futures Research Professor Intiative Ophthalmology & Physics The National Academies Weill-Cornell Medical School & The University of Houston Henry Hess Associate Professor Miguel Fuentes-Cabrera Department of Biomedical Research Scientist Engineering Center for Nanophase Materials Columbia University Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory Kerwyn Huang Assistant Professor Justin Gallivan Bioengineering Associate Professor Stanford University Chemistry Emory University Oleg Igoshin Assistant Professor Charles Gersbach Bioengineering Assistant Professor Rice University Biomedical Engineering Duke University Farren Isaacs Postdoctoral Fellow Genetics Harvard University

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98 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Samie Jaffrey Kent Kirshenbaum Associate Professor Associate Professor Pharmacology Chemistry Weill Medical College New York University Cornell University Eric Klavins Michael Jewett Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering Chemical and Biological University of Washington Engineering Northwestern University Rob Knight Assistant Professor Frederik C. Joelving Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student University of Colorado, Boulder Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program Melissa Knothe Tate New York University Professor Biomedical and Mechanical & Cristen Kelly Aerospace Engineering Program Associate Case Western Reserve University National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Carla Koehler The National Academies Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry Wendy Kelly University of California, Los Assistant Professor Angeles Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Institute of Technology Jane Kondev Professor of Physics Chaitan Khosla Physics and Program in Chair, Chemical Engineering Quantitative Biology Department of Chemical Brandeis University Engineering Stanford University Tanja Kortemme Assistant Professor Ching-Hwa Kiang Bioengineering & Therapeutic Professor Sciences Physics & Astronomy UCSF & California Institute for Rice University Quantitative Biosciences

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PARTICIPANTS 99 Olga P. Kuchment Wendell Lim Science Writing Program Professor University of California, Santa Cellular and Molecular Cruz Pharmacology Biochemistry and Biophysics Jay B. Labov University of California, San Senior Advisor for Education and Francisco Communication National Academy of Sciences Qing Lin The National Academies Assistant Professor Chemistry Paul Laibinis University at Buffalo Professor Department of Chemical and Kerry Love Biomolecular Engineering Posdoctoral Associate Vanderbilt University Chemical Engineering Massachusets Insttitute of David A. LaVan Technology Project Leader Materials Science and Engineering Yi Lu Laboratory Professor National Institute of Standards and Chemistry Technology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Joshua Leonard Assistant Professor Michel Maharbiz Chemical and Biological Assistant Professor Engineering Electrical Engineering and Northwestern University Computer Science University of California, Berkeley Rachel Lesinski Program Associate Noah Malmstadt National Academies Keck Futures Assistant Professor Intiative Mork Family Department of The National Academies Chemical Engineering and Materials Science University of Southern California

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100 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY John March Alexander Mitrophanov Assistant Professor Research Scientist Biological Engineering and Biotechnology High-Performance Environmental Engineering Computing Software Cornell University Applications Institute Ichiro Matsumura Russell Monds Associate Professor Senior Fellow Biochemistry Chemical and Systems Biology Emory University School of Stanford University Medicine Richard Murray Kathleen Matthews Professor Stewart Memorial Professor Control & Dynamical Systems and Biochemistry & Cell Biology Bioengineering Rice University California Institute of Technology Jennifer Maynard Robert Nerem Assistant Professor Professor and Director Chemical Engineering Institute for Bioengineering and University of Texas at Austin Bioscience Georgia Institute of Technology Linda Miller Executive Editor Alexander J. Ninfa Nature and the Nature Journals Professor Nature Publishing Group Biological Chemistry University of Michigan Medical Ronald Milligan School Professor, Director Cell Biology, Center for Integrative Julie Norville Molecular Biosciences Ph.D Candidate The Scripps Research Institute Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Shalini Misra Massachusetts Institute of Planning, Policy and Design Technology School of Social Ecology University of California, Irvine Santa J. Ono Senior Vice Provost Emory University

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PARTICIPANTS 101 Erin K. O’Shea Jeffrey L. Poet Investigator, Howard Hughes Associate Professor of Mathematics Medical Institute Computer Science, Math and Professor, Department of Physics Chemistry and Chemical Missouri Western State University Biology Department of Molecular Biology Kristala L. J. Prather and Cellular Biology Assistant Professor Harvard University Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Norman Packard Technology CEO ProtoLife Inc. Nathan Price Assistant Professor Joe Palca Chemical and Biomolecular Science Correpondent Engineering & Institute for NPR Genomic Biology University of Illinois at Lynne R. Peeples Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student Science, Health and Environmental Christopher Rao Reporting Program Assistant Professor New York University Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Maria Pellegrini University of Illinois at Executive Director, Programs Urbana-Champaign W.M. Keck Foundation Sohi Rastegar Todd Peterson Director Vice President, Research and Emerging Frontiers in Research Development and Innovation Genomics Technologies R&D National Science Foundation Molecular Biology Systems Invitrogen, Life Technologies Ann Reid Director American Society for Microbiology

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102 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Brandon R. Reynolds Casim Sarkar Freelance Writer Assistant Professor University of Southern California Bioengineering University of Pennsylvania Penny Riggs Assistant Professor Alanna Schepartz Animal Science Milton Harris ’29 Ph.D. Professor Texas A&M University Chemistry and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Richard Roberts Biology Professor Yale University Chemistry, Chemical Engineering/ Materials Science & Biology Jeffery A. Schloss University of Southern California Program Director, Technology Development Coordination Alexander Rose Extramural Research Executive Director National Human Genome The Longnow Foundation Research Institute National Institutes of Health Deboleena Roy Associate Professor Claudia Schmidt-Dannert Women’s Studies and Neuroscience Professor and Behavior Biology Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Emory University and Biophysics University of Minnesota Katherine S. Ryan Postdoctoral Scholar Stephanie W. Schupska Center for Marine Biotechnology Graduate Student and Biomedicine Grady College of Journalism and Scripps Institution of Mass Communication Oceanography at UCSD University of Georgia Stephen Ryan Georg Seelig President, Doheny Eye Institute Assistant Professor Grace and Emery Beardsley Computer Science and Electrical Distinguished Professor in Engineering Ophthalmology University of Washington Board Member W.M. Keck Foundation

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PARTICIPANTS 103 Ehud Shapiro H.Tom Soh Professor Associate Professor Department of Computer Science Materials and Mechanical and Applied Math and Dept Engineering of Biological Chemistry University of California, Santa Weizmann Institute of Science Barbara Reshma Shetty Eileen M. Spain DNA Hacker Professor Ginkgo BioWorks Chemistry Occidental College Michael L. Shuler McCormick Chair of Biomedical David Sprinzak Engineering Postdoctoral Scholar Biomedical Engineering Biology Cornell University California Institute of Technology Samuel Sia Narayan Srinivasa Assistant Professor Senior Research Scientist Biomedical Engineering Information and System Sciences Columbia University HRL Laboratories LLC Michael Sismour Daniel Stokols NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Chancellor’s Professor Genetics Department of Planning, Policy Harvard University and Design and Department of Psychology and Social Steven Skiena Behavior Professor Program in Public Health and Computer Science Department of Epidemiology Stony Brook University School of Social Ecology and College of Health Sciences Christina D. Smolke University of California, Irvine Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department of Bioengineering David Stopak Stanford University Recruiting Editor PNAS The National Academies

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104 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Daniel W. Strain Jingdong Tian Science Communication Assistant Professor University of Southern California Biomedical Engineering Duke University Michael Strano Charles and Hilda Roddey David Tirrell Associate Professor of Ross McCollum-William H. Chemical Engineering Corcoran Professor Massachusetts Institute of Division of Chemistry and Technology Chemical Engineering California Institute of Technology Kimberly Suda-Blake Program Director Daniel van der Lelie National Academies Keck Futures Scientist Initiative Biology The National Academies Brookhaven National Laboratory Nancy Sung Valda Vinson Senior Program Officer Senior Editor Burroughs Wellcome Fund Science Editorial Science, AAAS Jeffrey Tabor Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Voigt Pharmaceutical Chemistry Associate Professor University of California, San Pharmaceutical Chemistry Francisco University of California, San Francisco Mercedes Talley Program Director Clifford Wang W.M. Keck Foundation Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering Yinjie Tang Stanford University Assistant Professor Energy, Environmental and Pin Wang Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Washington University Chemical Engineering and Materials Science University of Southern California

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PARTICIPANTS 105 Yingxiao Wang Joshua Weitz Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Bioengineering and Beckman Biology and Physics Institute for Advanced Science Georgia Institute of Technology and Technology University of Illinois at Lauren M. Whaley Urbana-Champaign Masters Candidate Specialized Journalism Douglas Weibel University of Southern California, Assistant Professor Annenberg School for Biochemistry Communications & University of Wisconsin-Madison Journalism Leor Weinberger Jan A. Witkowski Assistant Professor / Pew Scholar Executive Director Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Banbury Center Whitaker Institute for Biomedical Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Engineering University of California, San Diego Eileen Woo Postdoctoral Fellow Ron Weiss Chemical and Systems Biology Associate Professor Stanford University Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Bing Xu Science Associate Professor Massachusetts Institute of Chemistry Technology Brandeis University Jonathan S. Weissman Elsa Yan Investigator, Howard Hughes Assistant Professor Medical Institute; Professor, Chemistry Cellular and Molecular Yale University Pharmacology Professor, Biochemistry and Peng Yin Biophysics Senior Postdoctoral Scholar University of California, San Bioengineering, Computer Science, Francisco Center for Biological Circuit Design California Institute of Technology

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106 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Hang Yin Huimin Zhao Assistant Professor Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemical and Biomolecular University of Colorado at Boulder Engineering University of Illinois at Yohei Yokobayashi Urbana-Champaign Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering Laurie Zoloth University of California, Davis Director Center for Bioethics, Science and Lingchong You Society Assistant Professor Northwestern University Biomedical Engineering Duke University