Amor Menezes Assistant ProfessorUniversity of FloridaAmor Menezes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, an affiliate of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, an affiliate of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and a member of the Institute for Cell & Tissue Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His group applies dynamical systems theory and control methods in systems biology and synthetic biology to engineer "robotic" biological systems. Prof. Menezes is the Science Principal Investigator of the Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space, a NASA Space Technology Research Institute in biomanufacturing for deep space exploration. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He was a 2015 Emerging Leader in Biosecurity and a 2015 fellow of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Excellence Accelerator Program. He completed postdoctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan in quantitative biosciences and automotive system modeling, respectively. His aerospace engineering graduate degrees are from the University of Michigan. His mechanical engineering undergraduate degree is from the University of Waterloo.