Since starting his lab at ASU in 2015, Alexander Green’s synthetic biology research program has focused on developing RNA-based cellular control systems and exploiting cell-free systems for implementing low-cost diagnostics. He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University and his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. He conducted postdoctoral research with Jim Collins and Peng Yin at the Wyss Institute at Harvard. Dr. Green is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology (2017) and the recipient of an NIH New Innovator Award (2017), a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2017), and an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission New Investigator Award (2017).