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Meet Some of Our 2022 Speakers

An incredible spectrum of innovators, thought leaders, and industry experts
Cathie Wood
Founder & CEO
Ark Invest
Amy Webb
CEO
The Future Institute Today
Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, Former CEO & Chairman of Google
Niya Gupta
Co-founder & CEO
Fork & Goode
Gaurab Chakrabarti
Co-Founder & CEO
Solugen
Jason Kelly
Founder & CEO
Ginkgo Bioworks
George Church
Professor
Harvard & MIT
Emily Leproust
CEO
Twist Bioscience
Sean McClain
Founder, CEO, & Director
Absci
Lisa Dyson
CEO
Air Protein
Charles Dimmler
Co-founder & CEO
Checkerspot
Nicole Richards
CEO
Allonnia
Ernesto Simon
VP, Flavors & Fragrances
Conagen
Ginger Dosier
CEO
Biomason
Christine Gould
CEO
Thought For Food
Michael Leonard
CTO
Motif Foodworks
Keith Wood
CEO
Light Bio
Sean Hunt
Co-Founder & CTO
Solugen
Jake Glanville
CEO & President
Centivax
Eric Hobbs
CEO
Berkeley Lights
Jeff Ubersax
CEO
Demetrix
Drew Endy
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Stanford University
Amy Trejo
Director, R&D - Responsible Materials Innovation
Procter & Gamble Company
Ezhil Subbian
CEO
String Bio
Eric Abbate
Director of Analytical Biochemistry
Inscripta Inc.
Rakhshita Dhar
Senior Director, Pharma Venture Investments
Leaps by Bayer
Steffen Hellmold
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Twist Biosciences
Alexander Titus
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Bioeconomy.XYZ
Julianna Lemieux
Senior Science Writer
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
Justin Dillon
Founder & CEO
FRDM
Ena Cratsenburg
Chief Business Officer
Ginkgo Bioworks
Kate Rosenbluth
Director, Chief Scientific Officer
Cala Health
Bob Van Hove
Program Director
Ginkgo Bioworks
Jake Wintermute
Developer Evangelist
Ginkgo Bioworks
Ruth Helen Faram
Chief Scientific Officer
HigherSteaks
JJ Johnson
Chef, Founder, TV Personality
Matthew Hayes
Chief Technology Officer
Evonetix
Matt Hill
Vice President of Research & Development
Elegen Bio
Ranjan Patnaik
Chief Technology Officer
EVERY
Xi Chen
CEO
Rootpath Genomics
Cedric Wu
Vice President, Innovation Center
Genscript
Anna Wexler
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Dietrich Stephan
Chairman & CEO
Neubase
Alex Lorestani
CEO & Co-Founder
Geltor
Erin Kim
Creative Director
Geltor
Fiona Mischel
Director of International Outreach
SynBioBeta
Weston Kightlinger
Co-founder & CTO
SwiftScale Biologics
Megan Palmer
Executive Director, Bio Policy & Leadership Initiatives
Stanford University
Tim Lu
Co-Founder & CEO
Senti Biosciences
Terri Shieh-Newton
Member
Mintz
Thomas Weingarten
PhD, Computational Biology
Google
Jacob Robinson
Associate Professor
Rice University
J. Casey Lippmeier
VP of Innovation
Conagen Inc.
Stephanie Michelsen
Co-founder & CEO
Jellatech
Tom Treynor
Founder & CEO
R2DIO, Inc
Jaime Yassif
Vice President, Global Biological Policy and Programs
NTI | bio
Marcus Gerhardt
Co-founder & CEO
Blackrock Neurotech
Massimo Portincaso
Executive Chairman/Chairman
Officinae Bio/Hello Tomorrow
Tal Zeltzer
Co-founder & CTO
Phytolon
Ryan Morhard
Director, Policy and Partnerships
Ginkgo Bioworks
Taryn Southern
Emerging Tech Storyteller / Creative Director
Blackrock Neurotech (Creative Director) & Far Future Media (Founder)
Tracy Kambara
Head of Molecular Biology
CATALOG
Kristen Tran
Head of Automation
Ginkgo Bioworks
Nikhita Singh
Co-founder & CPO
Artificial Inc
Brian Pepin
Founder & CEO
Rune Labs
Matt Angle
Founder & CEO
Paradromics
Ursheet Parikh
Partner
Mayfield Fund
Raj Judge
Senior Partner
Wilson Sonsini Goodrish & Rosati
Abril Estrada
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer
Wild Earth
Avery Bedows
Founder
The Substrate Group
Konstantinos Alataris
President & CEO
Nesos
Moji Karimi
Co-founder & CEO
Cemvita Factory
Frank Tate
CEO
SynBioBeta
Martin Moore
CEO
Meissa Vaccines
Katherine Oglesby
Sr. Vice President & Head of Sensegen
Blue California
Renee Wegrzyn
Vice President of Business Development
Ginkgo Bioworks
Nandini Krishnamurthy
VP, Microbial Business Area
Inscripta
John Cumbers
Founder
SynBioBeta
Zachary Sun
Co-founder & CEO
Tierra Biosciences
Steve McCloskey
Founder & CEO
Nanome Inc.
Arvind Gupta
Partner
Mayfield
Mark Kotter
Founder & CEO
bit.Bio
Linda Elkins
Head of Gore Innovation Center
W. L. Gore & Associates
Karyn Riegel
Dep. Director, Brand/Community Engagement
Leaps by Bayer
Marilene Pavan
Scientist
Lanzatech Inc.
Mathew Miller
Senior Scientist, Molecular Engineering
Codexis
Amy Kruse
Partner
Prime Movers Lab
Dayal Saran
VP, Research
Allonnia
Trevor Martin
CEO
Mammoth Biosciences
Kevin Holden
Head of Science
Synthego
Nishan Degnarian
Special Advisor
World Economic Forum
Julia Moore
Managing Partner
Breakout Ventures
Richard Ellson
CTO & Director of Research
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Timothy Stiles
Creator, Lead Developer of Poly
(Poly)merase
Yasunori (Yas) Aizawa
Co-founder & CEO
Logomix Inc
Bill Efcavitch
Chief Scientific Officer
Molecular Assemblies
Jojo Platt
President
Platt & Associates
Nabiha Saklayen
Co-founder & CEO
Cellino
Robert Leachman
Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Troy Lionberger
Associate Director, Technology Development
Berkeley Lights