Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks
Christina Agapakis is creative director of Ginkgo Bioworks, a biological design company growing cultured products for partners across many industries. Her work brings together biologists, engineers, designers, artists, and social scientists to explore the future of biotechnology. While earning her PhD at Harvard, she worked on producing hydrogen fuel in bacteria and making photosynthetic animals. She has taught designers at Art Center College of Design and biomolecular engineers at UCLA, and she once made cheese using bacteria from the human body. Agapakis is a founding editor of Method Quarterly, a magazine about science in the making, and writes about biology, technology, and culture for numerous outlets.