Ryan Morhard, J.D.

Center Affiliate 

Ryan Morhard is with Ginkgo Bioworks where he works on Concentric. Concentric uses Ginkgo’s synthetic biology platform to provide large-scale testing and support development of vaccines and therapeutics. 

Before joining Ginkgo Bioworks, Ryan led the World Economic Forum’s work on global health security and biological risks. Prior to that, Ryan served as Branch Chief for International Partnerships at HHS. In this role, Ryan led engagement in several multilateral, regional, and bilateral partnerships to support domestic and international response to Ebola, Zika, and other public health emergencies, as well as to strengthen collective preparedness. Before that, Ryan was a Legal Analyst and Associate at the Center for Health Security.

Ryan received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and studied Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.