Dr. John Cumbers

Dr. John Cumbers

Scientific Advisor

John Cumbers is the founder of SynBioBeta. John received his PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry from Brown University. He also has a master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Hull in England.

In 2005 he founded the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines competition) team at Brown University and was an iGEM ambassador to China in 2006/2007. In addition to his work with startup companies, he is also part of the Space Synthetic Biology Program at NASA where he works on mission design for space resource utilization and life support.

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