Morgan joined the team as a SynBio Apprentice and will assist in running and optimizing Octant’s technology.

Morgan received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Santa Clara University. There she worked in a surface spectroscopy lab where she studied peptoid adsorption to lipid membranes for important implications in development of new antibacterial drugs. She also worked as an intern at ProNovus Bioscience, expressing and purifying a particular membrane protein transporter and characterizing its function.

In her free time Morgan enjoys reading, hitting the slopes in Tahoe, and watching Grey’s Anatomy.