Dr. Rebecca Nugent joined Twist Bioscience in 2015 after spending many years in the biofuels and green chemicals industry. Dr. Nugent has held many roles within Twist and is currently the Sr. Director of Biopharma Product Strategy. Previously she led R&D teams focused on the development of Synthetic Biology and Next-Generation Sequencing Target Enrichment (NGS TE) products. Dr. Rebecca Nugent received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California, where she studied yeast genetics with an emphasis on genomic stability in Dr. Susan Forsburg's lab. During her postdoctoral fellowship she developed life science tools through characterizing and engineering novel Restriction Enzymes at New England Biolabs.