Dr. Mandell, a scientist and entrepreneur, is a leading expert in synthetic biology, protein engineering, artificial intelligence, and biological and medical informatics. Together with Dr. George Church, he leveraged GROs to produce the first proteins with stability and function dependent on non-standard amino acids. Dr. Mandell completed his research fellowship in genetics at Harvard Medical School where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation. Dr. Mandell completed his Ph.D. at University of California, San Francisco, his MSc at University of Edinburgh, and his undergraduate degree in symbolic systems from Stanford University. Dr. Mandell currently serves as a member of BIO’s (Biotechnology Innovation Organization) Early-Stage Advisory Council. Prior to his role at GRO Biosciences, Dr. Mandell served as a consultant with WarpDrive Bio.