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Nathan J. Hillson

biochemist: Biosciences

Media contact: Lynn Yarris, (510) 486-5375,


Nathan J. Hillson is the Director of Synthetic Biology at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, and a Staff Biochemist Scientist at Berkeley Lab. Dr. Hillson's lab develops foundational Synthetic Biology technologies that make engineering biology faster, less expensive, and more scalable. These technologies include biological repository and computer-aided design software, microfluidic devices, and experimental methodologies. Nathan's lab also investigates the potential environmental impacts of engineered microbes.

last updated: 2017-08-04 10:41:32