Chief Executive Officer
Co-founder of Genomatica in 1998. Since being named CEO in May 2009, has led Genomatica to widespread recognition as a leader in industrial biotechnology, with a commercialized first process, top-tier licensees, strong investors - and an unrivaled string of awards for engineering (Kirkpatrick), science (EPA Presidential Green Chemistry), industry leadership (WEF Technology Pioneer, and voted #1 Hottest Renewable Chemical company four years in a row by Biofuels Digest), and company culture (The Scientist as a Best Place to Work). Member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). BS in Biomedical Engineering and Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow, Duke University; PhD in Bioengineering and Powell Foundation and Whitaker Foundation Fellow, University of California, San Diego.