Our Team

Meet the creative team that’s focused on bringing energy and passion to SynBioBeta everyday in order to keep the company growing and moving forward.

John Cumbers


John Cumbers is the founder of SynBioBeta, an activity hub for synthetic biology startup companies, industry and investors. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry from Brown University.

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Christopher Oakes

Business Development Manager

Formerly the business development executive for LabCorp’s west division, business development manager at Liquid Robotics and a co-founder of therapeutics startup Tacavax, Chris brings over a decade of experience in helping science startups and Fortune 50 companies develop and run sales and customer support programs.

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