Christopher Voigt, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the Co-Director of the Synthetic Biology Center. He holds a joint appointment as a Chemist Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, is an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and an Honorary Fellow at Imperial College. Prior to joining MIT, he received his BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1998), a PhD in Biochemistry/Biophysics at the California Institute of Technology (2002), performed postdoctoral work in the Bioengineering Department of the University of California � Berkeley (2003), and was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California � San Francisco (2003-2011). He serves on the science advisory board of Amyris Biotechnogies and Stoneybrook University, has served as a consultant for Bayer CropScience and Genomatica and has sponsored projects with Life Technologies and DSM. He has been honored as a Sloan Fellow, Pew Scholar, Packard Fellow, MIT TR35, NSF CAREER Award, and Vaughan Lecturer.