Alec Nielsen

Alec Nielsen

Alec Nielsen, Co-founder and CEO of Asimov

Alec is co-founder and CEO of Asimov, a company founded in 2017 that programs living cells using synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, and design automation. Alec earned his PhD from MIT in Biological Engineering in 2016 where he worked with professor Christopher Voigt, and he received his bachelors degree in Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. Alec’s doctoral work focused on biomolecular and computer-aided design tools for synthetic genetic circuits, CRISPR-based programmable gene modulators, and machine learning applications for genetic engineering.

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