Jason Kelly co-founded Ginkgo Bioworks in 2008. The organism is the product at Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo’s organism engineers design microbes to spec for customers across a range of industries using an integrated technology platform including custom hardware, software, and wetware. Jason earned his PhD from MIT in Biological Engineering in 2008, under professor Drew Endy, and his BS from MIT in Chemical Engineering and Biology in 2003. His graduate research included the development of a measurement standard for transcriptional elements.