Chris Isaac is a program officer for NTI’s Global Biological Policy and Programs team (NTI | bio). In this role, he supports efforts to improve biosecurity and biotechnology governance through the Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative, increase transparency and accountability for national health security capacities through the Global Health Security Index, and reduce global catastrophic biological risks arising from the misuse of biotechnology.
Isaac has been involved with synthetic biology through the Internationally Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Competition since the start of his scientific career and brings with him a mixture of skills in policy, biochemistry, and programming.
Isaac holds a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Philosophy and a M.Sc in Biochemistry (Bioinformatics) from the University of Lethbridge. Additionally, Isaac is an alumnus of the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and is a member of the iGEM Safety and Security Committee.