Justin Feng Wins Second Place in 2015 Perfect Pitch Contest

Justin Feng took second prize in the 2015 Perfect Pitch contest with his talk on "Living Sensors for Health and the Environment." Justin was born in Peoria, IL, and received his B.S. in bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. As an undergraduate, Justin worked in the lab of Prof. Jasper Rine studying genetic interactions in yeast and was awarded an Amgen Fellowship in 2011. Following his graduation from UC Berkeley, Justin interned at Amyris Inc, where he worked on developing biologically derived renewable, drop-in jet fuels. Currently, Justin is finishing his third year in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD Program at Harvard Medical School, a partner of the SynBERC ERC. He is working in the lab of Prof. George Church as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow to develop new ways to sense chemicals using living cells. Outside of the lab, Justin is a high school mentor and an avid rock climber and photographer. After completing his PhD, Justin hopes to work in biotechnology bringing academic technologies to industrial scale. 

Justin Feng receiving his second-place award from Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY). (Credit: NSF/Sandy Schaeffer)