Bioengineering Professor, Stanford University
Drew Endy is a bioengineering professor at Stanford University and president of BioBricks Foundation. His teams pioneered amplifying genetic logic, rewritable DNA data storage, reliably reusable standard biological parts, and genome refactoring. Endy helped launch the new undergraduate majors in bioengineering at MIT and Stanford; he also co-founded the iGEM competition, a global genetic engineering “olympics” engaging over 6,000 students annually. Endy serves on the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity and the WHO Smallpox Advisory Committee. The White House recognized him for his work on open-source biotechnology, and, most recently, he received an honorary doctorate from the Technische Universiteit Delft.