Elizabeth Landis

Senior Associate, Laboratory Enablement, Ginkgo Biosecurity 
With a pre-existing background in informal science education, Liz received her Masters degree at the University of New Hampshire studying microbial ecology and her PhD at Tufts University where she studied environmental microbiology, headed large-scale community-based science studies and did research on learning sciences in higher education. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University studying fungal remediation of wastewater, she began work at Ginkgo Biosecurity in their lab enablement division. There, she is joining her love of cutting edge microbiological science with her passion for empowering individuals and labs in diverse settings. She is leading Ginkgo Biosecurity’s international training efforts through building a badging and certification-based program for partner labs working in pathogen surveillance.