I am an entrepreneurial scientist who has conducted and commercialized basic research, co-founded and run the business development of a small device start-up, helped lead the Entrepreneur and Innovation Initiative for Duke University, and co-founded a charity event.
I am currently the Lead Scientist for the Lead Program at Synlogic Therapeutics. At Synlogic we are merging the advancements made in the fields of synthetic biology and host/microbiome interactions to engineer bacteria with specific pharmacological functions to treat metabolic disease from within the human gut. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Silver Lab split between the Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. I have earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University, and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Bioengineering at Penn State University.
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