Nevin Summers currently serves as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Synthetic Biology Center, where he is responsible for building collaborations between academia and industry, including startups and corporate sponsored research. He works closely with multi-disciplinary Synthetic Biologists who combine insights in computer science, DNA engineering, gene editing and directed evolution to iteratively design, build, test and improve beneficial bio-molecules, viruses, cells, organisms and ecologies that can offer transformative, renewable, sustainable and socially equitable solutions to critical unmet global societal challenges. Nevin received his B.S. in Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University, M.Arch. from Harvard University, and S.M. in Management of Technology from MIT.
Nevin is an alumnus of Science Talent Search 1967 and the International Science and Engineering Fair 1965, 1966 and 1967.