Founding DIYBio and growing a biotech business with Ellen Jorgensen

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Founding DIYBio and growing a biotech business with Ellen Jorgensen

Today I get to talk to Dr. Ellen Jorgensen, who co-founded the DIYBiology movement, inspired the world through her TED talks, and is now the co-founder of a biotechnology company using microbes as tracking tags. I had the good fortune to get to chat with Ellen and share my approach to life and we bonded over biotechnology, synthetic biology, and traveling to Alaska. One of the common themes I hear a lot is how people find their way into biotech through exploring the world rather than a simple path everyone follows. So listen to Ellen’s story and take in all her great ideas! I hope you enjoy the conversation!

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