Twist Bioscience CEO Named Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 10, 2017 – Twist Bioscience, a company accelerating science and innovation through rapid, high-quality DNA synthesis, today announced that Emily Leproust, Ph.D., CEO of Twist Bioscience, was named as a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM). Leproust was honored at the NSM 40th Anniversary Impact Gala on April 8, 2017.
The NSM Distinguished Alumni Awards, established in honor of the College’s 40th anniversary, are bestowed upon alumni of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for exceptional achievement in their professional field, involvement in the community and demonstrated innovative change to improve the lives of others through their work.
“I am honored to be included among the inaugural group of alumni selected for this award,” said Dr. Leproust. “My experience and education from the University of Houston’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provided a strong foundation for launching my career and success in an entrepreneurial venture, and I look forward to remaining a part of this thriving community.”
About Twist Bioscience
At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build and test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics and biodetection. We are also developing new technologies to address large scale data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at


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