Dr. Michael Levin
Dr. Michael Levin is a Vannevar Bush Distinguished Professor and Director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University. He is a renowned developmental and synthetic biologist focusing on understanding the biophysical mechanisms behind decision-making during complex pattern regulation. He has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking work, including the Scientist of Vision and Distinguished Scholar awards. Dr. Levin has authored or co-authored numerous scientific publications in developmental and synthetic biology. Prior to his current work, he worked as a software engineer and independent contractor in scientific computing.
Dr. Levin received dual bachelor's degrees in computer science and biology from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University, working in the field of developmental biology. He has also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, focusing on long-range signal communication in the developing embryo. Dr. Levin's research interests include the development and regeneration of complex biological systems, and he has co-founded several biotechnology startups.