Matthew Mattozzi, Ph.D. is the Manager of Scientific Operations at Conagen Inc., a research, development, and fermentation scale-up company based in Bedford, MA. He leads technology scouting, licensing and partnership activities. Prior to his work at Conagen, he worked as a scientist with expertise in reprogramming E. coli, yeast, plant, soil bacteria, and cyanobacterial metabolism. He is the founder of two startup companies, a lecturer in biomolecular engineering, the author of over ten peer-reviewed scientific publications and listed as an inventor on four patents. He obtained his B.S. from Harvey Mudd College, his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley with Jay Keasling at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, and his postdoctoral training at Harvard with Pam Silver at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is a panel reviewer for the DOE and NSF.