Reshma Shetty

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Ginkgo BioWorks, Inc.
Shetty, Reshma

Dr. Reshma Shetty graduated from MIT with a PhD in Biological Engineering in 2008 during which she worked on building digital logic in cells. Reshma has been active in synthetic biology for several years and co-organized SB1.0, the first international conference in synthetic biology in 2004. Her coolest genetically engineered machine to date was engineering E. coli to smell like mint and bananas.

In 2008, Forbes magazine named Reshma one of Eight People Inventing the Future and in 2011, Fast Company named her one of 100 Most Creative People in Business. Reshma and colleagues have founded synthetic biology company Ginkgo BioWorks, Inc. which makes and sells engineered microorganisms for food, fuels and pharmaceuticals production.

Thu July 11 | 9:00 - 11:00 | Plenary Session