Johnny joined Octant as a SynBio Apprentice. He currently helps operate Octant’s vector engineering and sequencing pipeline.

Johnny received his B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from UCLA, where he helped develop a multiplexed two-hybrid protein screening system in the Kosuri Lab. He also has studied methanol assimilation pathways in E. coli for biofuel production in the Liao Lab. Prior to Octant, Johnny worked as an EMT for the UCLA Police Department. In his free time, he loves to skateboard and drink sparkling water.