Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Co-Founder and CEO, DNAnexus
Professor, Michigan State University
Medical College of Wisconsin director of research commercialization
San Diego’s early success in academic and industrial biotechnology research has helped to establish the region with an early lead in the fast-paced industrial development of algae-based biofuels technologies. If successful, startups such as Synthetic Genomics and Sapphire Energy could eventually replace petroleum fuels with a renewable energy industry, and transform San Diego into a world leader in renewable energy technology. Steven Briggs, a UC San Diego professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, describes how we got here and where we need to go. More information is online here.