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About Us

At The ODIN, we believe the future is going to be dominated by genetic engineering and consumer genetic design will be a big part of that. We are making that happen by creating kits and tools that allow anyone to make unique and usable organisms at home or in a lab or anywhere.

Don't hesitate to email us if you don't see a product you want or if you want a product in a quantity more or less than what is available.

If you need any help please contact us odin@the-odin.com. Please understand that due to the volume of emails we cannot respond to emails asking when your item will be shipped. We are doing our best to get it to you as soon as possible.

 

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Josiah Zayner, Ph.D., CEO Founder, case@the-odin.com

Dr. Josiah Zayner is a global leader in the BioHacker movement, constantly pushing the boundaries of Science outside traditional environments. He started BioHacking during his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics at the University of Chicago, creating The Chromochord in his apartment, the world’s first musical instrument that uses engineered protein nanotechnology. After his Ph.D., Josiah received a prestigious fellowship to work with NASA's Synthetic Biology program, engineering bacteria to help terraform Mars. Now he is the Founder and CEO of The ODIN. Josiah has a number of Scientific publications and awards for his work in protein and genetic engineering and is also recipient of Art awards for creating Speculative Science works that have been featured in museums across the world, including NY MoMA PS1. His work has been featured in Time, Scientific American, Popular Science, Businessweek, The Verge and NPR, among many others. He enjoys Whiskey and Red Bull, sometimes together. You can find his personal blog at http://josiahzayner.com

 

 

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Micah Zayner, Scientist in Training

 Micah Zayner, B.A. is an Artist by training and a sales master by practice. He graduate from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Design. He is  a Scientist in training at The ODIN.

 

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Ile Agu, Synthetic Biologist

Ilechukwu Agu, B.S. from the US Air Force academy earning a degree in Biology. He is a graduate student in UCDavis's BMCDB PhD program.

 

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Mary Ward, Synthetic Biologist

Mary Ward B.S., obtained a degree in Human Biology from UT Austin and has since explored numerous aspects of synthetic biology and genetic engineering. Mary is very interested in applying synthetic biology to human health and she can often be seen wrangling Lactobacillus around the lab.

 

 

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George Church, Ph.D., Business and Science Advisor

George Church is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of  PersonalGenomes.org, which provides the world's only open-access information on human Genomic, Environmental & Trait data (GET). His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing & barcoding. These led to the first genome sequence (pathogen, Helicobacter pylori) in  1994 . His innovations have contributed to nearly all "next generation" DNA sequencing methods and companies (CGI-BGI, Life, Illumina, Nanopore). This plus his lab's work on chip-DNA-synthesis, gene editing and stem cell engineering resulted in founding additional application-based companies spanning fields of medical diagnostics ( Knome/PierianDxAlacrisAbVitro/JunoGenosVeritas Genetics ) & synthetic biology / therapeutics (JouleGen9EditasEgenesisenEvolvWarpDrive ). He has also pioneered new privacybiosafetyELSIenvironmental & biosecurity policies. He is director of an IARPA BRAIN Project and NIH Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. His honors include election to NAS & NAE & Franklin Bower Laureate for Achievement in Science. He has coauthored 425 papers95 patent publications & one book (Regenesis).

 

 

Venture Partners

None. However, interested parties can contact Josiah at case@the-odin.com