Jason Kelly co-founded Ginkgo BioWorks in 2008. The organism is the product at Ginkgo BioWorks. Ginkgo's organism engineers design microbes made-to-order for customers across a range of industries by leveraging a technology platform including custom hardware, software, and wetware. Jason earned his PhD from MIT in Biological Engineering in 2008, under professor Drew Endy, and his BS in Chemical Engineering and Biology in 2003. His doctoral research included the development of a widely adopted measurement standard for characterizing transcriptional elements.