Synvitrobio accelerates bio-discovery through cell-free systems. Synvitrobio's Next Generation Expression platform allows for high-throughput data collection that is real and experimentally validated - not simulation.


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Cell-free systems are our engine.

 
 
 

 

A cell-free system is just like a cell, but with the cell wall removed. And what's left inside is endlessly fascinating. Cell-free systems allow us to do complex biochemistry without any of the limitations of a cell. This means reactions of endless complexity in 8 hours or less, compared to the weeks' to months' traditional biochemistry takes. We think of it as conserving the advantages of biology without the hassle - the ultimate prototyping system.

For a general review, see here and here. For our technical review, see here.

A company is only as good as its people.

 

Synvitrobio has recruited top experts in synthetic biology, cell-free systems, and early-stage company commercialization. We're excited to make an impact!

 
 

LEADERSHIP

 
Zachary Sun, PhD Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Zachary Sun, PhD

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

George Church, PhD Co-founder, Professor, Harvard

George Church, PhD

Co-founder, Professor, Harvard

Richard Murray, PhD Co-founder, Professor, Caltech

Richard Murray, PhD

Co-founder, Professor, Caltech

Dan Robertson, PhD Chief Scientific Officer

Dan Robertson, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

 

Scientific and Commercial Advisors

 
Fred Kittler Director, Firelake Capital

Fred Kittler

Director, Firelake Capital

Michael Jewett, PhD Professor, Northwestern

Michael Jewett, PhD

Professor, Northwestern

Paul Freemont, PhD Professor, Imperial College London

Paul Freemont, PhD

Professor, Imperial College London

 

Execution Team

Kelly Trego, PhD Scientist

Youngha Hwang Research Associate

Weng Ruh Wong, PhD Scientist

Richard Mansfield, MS Associate Scientist

Abel Chiao Associate Scientist

We're taking alpha customers and collaborations.

 

Academic

Synvitrobio is preparing to sell E. coli cell-free systems for prototyping and expression for non-commercial academic use. We've optimized our extracts for prototyping of circuits and pathways by enabling native (or T7) expression and expression off of DNA. We are committed to advancing R&D in the cell-free academic community. Contact us for more details and to join the waitlist.

 

Industry

Synvitrobio can help diagnose your enzymes and your pathways in our E. coli cell-free system or a custom system. We're looking for engaged partners; contact us for more details.

 

 

Looking for a job?

Send a resume to info@synvitrobio.com.

 

Research Associate (BA/BS, MA/MS level)

We’re looking for someone excited to drink from the scientific fire hose. Are you a jack-of-all-trades capable of lab support activities (autoclaving, making media, making buffers, making stock solutions), molecular biology techniques (pipetting, PCR, DNA electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis, mini/midi-preps), and coding? The candidate must be capable of doing many of these things independently, but also of communicating and coordinating with others in the lab. Our projects require growth and harvest of bacterial cultures. These cultures feed into all the different projects we have. Project implementation continues with DNA manipulation and purification, and protein visualization. Since it’s a startup, we would like you to know some biopython as well to assist in other areas of the company.

The ideal candidate will have experience with some more advanced molecular biology, bioinformatics or biochemistry such as coding with biopython and online APIs, multi-part cloning, mammalian cell culture and transformation, or LCMS.

Need:

  • Molecular biology experience at the lab bench
  • Ability to make modular computer code
  • Some experience using biopython

Specific skills should include some of these:

  • streaking cultures
  • PCR
  • minipreps
  • transformation
  • electrophoresis
  • PAGE
  • cell assays

Desired:

  • Using APIs to download data from webservers
  • Experience working with multidimensional datasets
 
 
 

Chief of Staff (BA/BS level or MBA level)

We’re looking for someone highly-motivated and interested in getting their hands wet in all things hard-tech startup. You will work with the CEO to help with all aspects of building the startup. You're highly-motivated and come with a get-things-done attitude, but also incredibly willing to learn (and perhaps, one day start your own thing, but want some hands-on experience). The position is purposely ill-defined; this is exciting, and not scary to you. You need not know biology.

Need:

  • Either 2+ years in industry setting OR strong, demonstrable leadership experience

We would love to hear from you.

 

info@synvitrobio.com

Synvitrobio, Inc.

953 Indiana St.

San Francisco, CA 94107

 
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