Biography

Drew Endy developed the world's first "fabless" genetic engineering teaching lab in the new Bioengineering program at Stanford and previously helped start the Biological Engineering major at MIT. His Stanford research team develops genetically encoded computers and redesigns genomes. We are focused on the development of engineered DNA systems that are capable of data storage inside living cells. Our recent work has focused on non-volatile recombinase addressable data (RAD) storage engineered from serine recombinases that target reversibly-invertible chromosomal data registers. We are interested in scaling genetically-encoded data systems from from a few bits to a few bytes.