Ryan Morhard

Director, Policy and Partnerships, Ginkgo Bioworks

Ryan Morhard is Director of Policy and Partnerships at Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo he most advanced technology on the planet—biology—to grow better products. The company's cell programming platform is enabling the growth of biotechnology across diverse markets, from food to fragrance to pharmaceuticals.

Before joining Ginkgo Bioworks, Ryan led the World Economic Forum’s work on global health security and biological risks. Prior to that, Ryan served as Branch Chief for International Partnerships at HHS. In this role, Ryan led engagement in several multilateral, regional, and bilateral partnerships to support domestic and international response to Ebola, Zika, and other public health emergencies, as well as to strengthen collective preparedness. Before that, Ryan was a Legal Analyst and Associate at the Center for Health Security.

Ryan received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and studied Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.

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