Jake Jordan, PhD

Senior Director for Global Biological Policy and Programs

Jake Jordan is NTI’s senior director for global biological policy and programs.

Jordan previously served as a chief scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked as the senior science and technology advisor to the Office Director and Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office (BTO). There he assisted strategy, planning, and external briefing creation for a research and development portfolio of emerging biotechnologies impacting national security including synthetic biology and gene editing as well as infectious disease and pandemic prevention.

From 2009-2014, Jordan worked as subject matter expert supporting research and development programs in the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) and Defense Sciences Office (DSO). In this role he assisted in identifying, evaluating, and justifying topics for research programs in the areas of synthetic biology, biomedical devices, medical countermeasures, and biomanufacturing to advance biotechnology innovation and biosecurity.

Jordan holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Projects

 Fostering Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction

Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative

NTI | bio is working with stakeholders around the world to mitigate the misuse of tools and technologies to carry out biological attacks and to reduce the risk of a laboratory accident that could result in a high-consequence or catastrophic biological event.