Benjamin Borgo, MS, PhD, MBA MilliporeSigma

Benjamin currently leads a team of forward-thinking product and service managers within MilliporeSigma's Genome Engineering and Modulation franchise. His first exposure to CRISPR-based genome editing was as a graduate student where he attempted to engineer novel protein variants using computational protein design in the Rosetta software suite. This work inspired a passion for CRISPR technology which he has brought with him to his current role within a company that is laser-focused on developing and utilizing revolutionary genome editing technologies for therapeutic applications. Prior to joining Merck KGaA, he has worked in various commercial and technical leadership roles at Berkeley Light Inc., Agilent Technologies, Nanopore Diagnostics, and several small start-up companies focused on software applications. Ben has a PhD in computational biology from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA from Wash U's Olin School of Business.