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Patrick Boyle

Ginkgo Bioworks
Head of Design

Patrick Boyle is the Head of Design at Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based synthetic biology company that makes and sells engineered organisms. The Design group provides design tools and synthetic biology expertise to Ginkgo’s Organism Engineers, and is an integral part of Ginkgo’s Design, Build, Test, and Ferment strategy for organism engineering. Ginkgo is engineering over 20 organisms in partnership with commercial partners in the Flavors and Fragrances industry. Patrick received his PhD from Harvard Medical School in 2012, studying synthetic biology applications in bacteria, yeast, and plants in the lab of Dr. Pamela Silver. He received an SB in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006.