Brady Cress, Ph.D
Brady Cress leads research on microbiome editing technologies. As part of IGI’s BiomeForge, research in his lab focuses on engineering microbial communities to address global challenges associated with human health and climate change. Cress completed an NIH Kirschstein-NRSA (F32) Postdoctoral Fellowship with Jennifer Doudna, where he and colleagues developed CRISPR-associated transposases for species- and site-specific genome editing within microbial communities.
Kate is a Research Technician in the Cress Lab working on cloning everything. She spent her undergraduate years exploring computational biology land by investigating the molecular dynamics of EGFR. She is currently applying to PhD programs where she hopes to research bacterial immune systems and their interactions with phage. When not in lab, Kate enjoys climbing, camping and carousing.
Senior Program Manager
Audrey Glynn received a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Tulane University, completed her post-doctoral studies with the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease, and entered the programmatic side of research during a 2-year AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship with the Office of Naval Research Global. She went on to work for Strategic Analysis, Inc, through which she provided over 8 years of direct support to the DARPA Biological Technologies Office, helping to de-risk and bring novel medical countermeasures to the clinic. Since joining the IGI in late 2021, Audrey provides programmatic and strategic support across multiple IGI projects, including BiomeForge, the Affordability Task Force, and the Sickle Cell Initiative. When not supporting BiomeForge and other IGI activities, Audrey can be found in the yoga studio, in the kitchen whipping up vegan cuisine, or anywhere reading a good book and sipping a glass of rosé.