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Jason Kelly
  • Industry

    Healthtech

  • Location

    Cambridge, MA

  • Social Media
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Jason Kelly

Cofounder and CEO, Ginkgo Bioworks

BIOGRAPHY

Why a Tech Power Player?

For advancing bioengineering and COVID testing and leading one of the region's biggest public-market debuts.

Jason Kelly is the cofounder and CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo is a synthetic biology company headquartered in Boston that programs cells for customers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and energy industries. The company is the largest designer of synthetic DNA in the world.

Kelly received bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology and a PhD in Biological Engineering, all from MIT.

CAREER MILESTONES

2021

Ginkgo Bioworks had one of the biggest public debuts in the region's history

2013

Cofounded Joyn Bio, a joint venture between Ginkgo Bioworks and Leaps by Bayer

2008

Cofounded Ginkgo Bioworks with Reshma Shetty, Barry Canton, Austin Che, and Tom Knight

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TECH POWER PLAYERS 50 | RANKED #5

Jason Kelly

Cofounder and CEO, Ginkgo Bioworks

Jason Kelly
  • Industry

    Healthtech

  • Location

    Cambridge, MA

  • Social Media

BIOGRAPHY

Why a Tech Power Player?

For advancing bioengineering and COVID testing and leading one of the region's biggest public-market debuts.

Jason Kelly is the cofounder and CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo is a synthetic biology company headquartered in Boston that programs cells for customers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and energy industries. The company is the largest designer of synthetic DNA in the world.

Kelly received bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology and a PhD in Biological Engineering, all from MIT.

CAREER MILESTONES

2021

Ginkgo Bioworks had one of the biggest public debuts in the region's history

2013

Cofounded Joyn Bio, a joint venture between Ginkgo Bioworks and Leaps by Bayer

2008

Cofounded Ginkgo Bioworks with Reshma Shetty, Barry Canton, Austin Che, and Tom Knight

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