Ryan Morhard

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Alma materWashington University (St. Louis), University of Pittsburgh
Member ofGinkgo Bioworks
Works for Ginkgo Bioworks "building a platform to enable customers to program cells as easily as we can program computers"

Ryan Morhard is Director of Policy and Partnerships at the Bill Gates-backed[1] company Ginkgo Bioworks. Ginkgo is "building a platform to enable customers to program cells as easily as we can program computers"[2] "using Ginkgo’s synthetic biology platform to provide large-scale testing and support development of vaccines and therapeutics".[3]


Before joining Ginkgo Bioworks, Morhard led the World Economic Forum’s work on global health security and biological risks. Prior to that, Ryan served as Branch Chief for International Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (In this role, Ryan led engagement in several multilateral, regional, and bilateral partnerships to support domestic and international response to Ebola, Zika, and other stated public health emergencies, as well as to strengthen collective preparedness.[3]


Event Participated in

Event 20118 October 201918 October 2019New York
A Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security/World Economic Forum/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored large scale simulation of a global coronavirus pandemic predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Held October 2019.