Drew Endy is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Bioengineering at Stanford University. He previously helped set up the Department of Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as President of the BioBricks Foundation, a not-for-profit organization promoting open access to biological technologies, and has cofounded two biotechnology companies. Esquire magazine recently named Drew one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century. Drew gained his doctorate in biochemical engineering from Dartmouth College and carried out postdoctoral research at University of Texas and University of Wisconsin.