About:I am passionate about amateur biotechnology and more generally what is called Citizen Science. After graduating with a degree in Biology from Davidson College, I worked at MIT coordinating the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (igem.org) for a year and a half. Since then I've founded http://diybio.org - an institution for the amateur biotechnologist. I am interested in Synthetic Biology and making biological systems easier to understand and engineer. Lets make the engineering cycle faster, cheaper, easier, simpler, and more reliable. And lets do it with cheap off-the-shelf tools. And in a sexy, fun way. Why isn't scientific research more fun than the average video game? It should be. Some of my favorite groups are: http://igem.org, http://biobricks.org, http://bricklet.org, and http://openwetware.org.