Dr. Fero is a California based scientist and entrepreneur who is best known for his work on the fundamental physics of the Electroweak interaction at MIT and Stanford, human genome microarrays at Stanford, and synthetic biology at TeselaGen.
After leaving physics to spend several years spent developing software companies, Dr. Fero’s expanding interest in fundamental biology culminated in collaboration with Pat Brown and David Botstein to build and manufacture the world’s first human genome microarrays at Stanford.
Dr. Fero then turned to systems biology and with Lucy Shapiro and Harley McAdams at Stanford where he developed an automated high content diffraction limited microscopic screen of triply fluorescently tagged bacteria to better understand the bacterial cell cycle.
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon accident Dr. Fero and two Stanford colleagues started TeselaGen as a way to accelerate synthetic biology and the bio-based economy. Seeing a big deficiency in biologists’ ability to create what they imagine, TeselaGen focused on making the mind to molecule process easier and faster with automated design/build/test/learn software.
Since then, TeselaGen has had a laser-like focus on building professional state of the art intelligent software systems for industrial scale synthetic biology.