Jason Kelly

Co-Founder & CEO at Ginkgo Bioworks


Jason Kelly is the co-founder and CEO of Ginkgo Bioworks. Jason was previously the founder of OpenWetWare, which they founded while a graduate student at MIT. Jason has a passion for making biology easier to engineer and enabling access to tools and information for scientists.

Jason Kelly has a PhD in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jason also has a B.S. in Biology & Chemical Engineering from the same school.

Some direct reports include Chris Mellen - Chief Information Security Officer, Greg LoConte - VP, Head of Infrastructure Operations, and Mark Dmytruk - CFO.



  • Co-Founder & CEO

    Current role

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