James Collins | AIChE

James Collins

Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jim Collins is the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science

and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, as well as a Member of

the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology Faculty. He is also a

Core Founding Faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically

Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and an Institute Member of

the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is one of the founders of

the field of synthetic biology, and his research group is currently

focused on using synthetic biology to create next-generation

diagnostics and therapeutics. Professor Collins' patented technologies

have been licensed by over 25 biotech, pharma and medical devices

companies, and he has co-founded a number of companies, including

Synlogic, Senti Biosciences, and Sherlock Biosciences, as well as

Phare Bio, a non-profit focused on AI-driven antibiotic discovery. He

has received numerous awards and honors, including a Rhodes

Scholarship and a MacArthur "Genius" Award, and he is an elected

member of all three national academies - the National Academy of

Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National

Academy of Medicine.