John Cumbers received his PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry from Brown University. He has a masters degree in bioinformatics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Hull in England. He founded the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines competition) team at Brown in 2005, was an iGEM ambassador to China in 2006/2007 and has been working in the field of synthetic biology and resource utilization in space at NASA Ames since 2008.
Kate Wildauer received her bachelor’s in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Master’s in Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University. Her 20 years experience includes positions in oncology research, clinical data coordination, project management, training, business development and services director for a non-profit organization. She founded and ran a successful business for 10 years and served as adjunct faculty at Villanova.
Dr. Josh Gilmore received his PhD in Chemistry from University of California Berkeley in 2007 with Matt Francis while studying protein attachment to synthetic surfaces. He performed his postdoctoral work with Professor Jay Keasling at the Joint BioEnergy Institute and SynBERC, learning how synthetic biology can be applied to biofuel production and DNA control mechanisms. He has extensive teaching experience and was a back-to-back outstanding student instructor for organic chemistry at University of California Berkeley. He is currently a consultant for synthetic biology start-up companies.
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