Synthetic Biology

Since 1995, JCVI scientists have been advancing new avenues of synthetic biology research. The seminal achievements of constructing the first synthetic bacterial cell and first minimal cell, are key to understanding fundamentals of biology, and on developing synthetic organisms able to produce various kinds of biologically-based products including new types of medicine and renewable fuels. As the team progresses on their science goals, they are equally focused on the societal implications of this work. Synthetic genomics holds great promise for the future, and our team is at the forefront of discoveries and important public dialogue.

Synthetic Biology

Since 1995, JCVI scientists have been advancing new avenues of synthetic biology research. The seminal achievements of constructing the first synthetic bacterial cell and first minimal cell, are key to understanding fundamentals of biology, and on developing synthetic organisms able to produce various kinds of biologically-based products including new types of medicine and renewable fuels. As the team progresses on their science goals, they are equally focused on the societal implications of this work. Synthetic genomics holds great promise for the future, and our team is at the forefront of discoveries and important public dialogue.

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Key Staff

Bradley Abramson, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Andrew Allen, PhD
Professor
Saori Amaike Campen, PhD
Staff Scientist
Nacyra Assad-Garcia
Staff Scientist
Vincent Bielinski, PhD
Staff Scientist
David Brown, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Suchismita Chandran, PhD
Staff Scientist
Lin Ding, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Christopher Dupont, PhD
Associate Professor
Robert M. Friedman, PhD
VP for Policy & University Relations
Daniel Gibson, PhD
Associate Professor
John Glass, PhD
Professor
Clyde A. Hutchison, III, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Yujia Li, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Chuck Merryman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Todd P. Michael, PhD
Director of Informatics; Professor
Lauren M. Oldfield, PhD
Assistant Professor
Hamilton Smith, MD
Scientific Director
Yo Suzuki, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sanjay Vashee, PhD
Associate Professor
J. Craig Venter, PhD
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Kim Wise, PhD
Senior Scientist
Yong Xue, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow