Daniel Grushkin is co-founder and Executive Director of Genspace, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. He is also the founder of the Biodesign Challenge, a university competition that pairs artists, designers, and scientists together to envision the future of biotech. He was a Fellow at Data & Society from 2016-2017 and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 2013-2014 where he researched synthetic biology. He was an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity at the UPMC Center of Health Security in 2014. As a journalist, he has reported on the intersection of biotechnology, culture, and business for publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Scientific American and Popular Science.
Founder and director of the Biodesign Challenge