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2023 Fellow

Andrew Hunt

PhD Institution
Northwestern University
Postdoctoral institution and lab

Baker Lab, University of Washington

Andrew is a synthetic biologist with a passion for proteins. During his PhD, he devised tools that expedite the experimental work involved with building and testing new proteins. Leveraging these tools, he engineered new biological control systems, therapeutic agents, and diagnostic devices.

As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Andrew will work with Professor David Baker at the University of Washington to create new protein-based catalysts from scratch. Using machine learning and high-throughput experimentation, he will work to create designer enzymes for applications in the areas of climate change mitigation and sustainability.

Andrew is deeply motivated to create new technologies that accelerate the pace of science and have lasting impacts on global health, climate change mitigation, and sustainability.