Dan Widmaier

Dan Widmaier – Chief Executive Officer

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Dan Widmaier is the CEO and founder of Refactored Materials, Inc. He has led the company through four years of technology development, growth and financing.

He earned his Ph.D. in 2010 in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, specializing in Synthetic Biology from UC San Francisco, under Professor Christopher Voigt, and his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in 2003.

His graduate research included the design, construction, implementation and characterization of synthetic genetic circuits to control natural microbial organelles. He has extensive experience designing refactored spider silk genes for expression and secretion of silk proteins in multiple hosts.