I find inspiration in the idea that engineers can play a role in the ongoing revolution in biology. The progress made in DNA sequencing over the past 20 years is astounding the first human genome took 13 years and cost roughly $2.7 billion to complete in 2003, while today it can be sequenced for as low as $100. I am interested in the potential of synthesized genes to become more cost-effective, and I would love to be a part of this revolution to make it happen.

Steven Lin

R&D Director

Employee Spotlight

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What’s your favorite part of the job?

Working with self-motivated professionals to develop cutting edge technologies. I learn about new things every day and have the chance to make a positive influence to others.

How did you end up in this career?

My background is in mechanical engineering, but I have always been interested in finding connections between engineering and biology. I have been working in this field for over a decade now, primarily focused on reading DNA, but have recently shifted slightly to work on writing DNA since joining Elegen.

Favorite Hobbies?

I like to play basketball and watch k-drama. I would like to travel to Japan during the cherry blossom season and to Alaska to see the wild animals.