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Synthetic Biology

Leveraging biotechnology to develop new organisms with unprecedented behaviors and capabilities

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Program Manager
Dr. Blake Bextine joined DARPA as a Program Manager in March 2016. He is interested in novel approaches to addressing issues facing agricultural biotechnology and biosecurity, including nucleic acid-based anti-pathogen/anti-pest strategies, insect and plant transformation strategies for rapid trait selection, and innovative approaches for altering insect behaviors.
Office Director
Dr. Brad Ringeisen was named Office Director of BTO in June 2019. He joined DARPA as the deputy director of BTO in December 2016.
Program Manager
Dr. Christian Sund joined DARPA as a Program Manager in June 2018 to focus on developing novel technologies that harness the interplay between microbiomes and their host materials or organisms. His research interests include synthetic biology, systems biology, molecular biology, microbial physiology, and microbial ecology.
Program Manager
Dr. Renee Wegrzyn joined DARPA as a Program Manager in 2016. She is interested in applying the tools of synthetic biology to support biosecurity and outpace infectious disease.