Dr. Christopher Voigt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, and is co-director of the Center for Integrative Synthetic Biology. Previously, he was a member of the faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of California, San Francisco. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and an Honorary Fellow at Imperial College. His current research is focused on the reprogramming of bacterial organisms to perform coordinated, complex tasks for pharmaceutical and industrial applications.
Voigt has been honored as a Sloan Fellow, Pew Scholar, Packard Fellow, MIT TR35, NSF CAREER Award, and Vaughan Lecturer. He serves as a consultant for Genomatica, Amryis, Bayer CropScience, Flagship Ventures, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Technology from his lab has been licensed by six companies. In 2006, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world.