Nevin Summers


Science Talent Search 1967
International Science and Engineering Fair 1965-1967

Nevin 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 The Johns Hopkins University, M.Arch. from Harvard University, and S.M. in Management Studies from MIT.