Andy Bass is a: Bio-Designer // Entrepreneur // Scientist // Artist


Andy Bass is a trailblazing entrepreneur and biotech executive, fueled by a passion for merging cutting-edge biological technologies with mainstream consumer markets. His journey in biotech began with a fascination for the intricate mechanisms of life, a curiosity that evolved into a career spanning over 20 years. Andy's expertise extends across design, marketing, and molecular biology, a unique blend that has positioned him at the vanguard of the industry.

Having co-founded six innovative businesses, Andy's entrepreneurial spirit was ignited in a garage studio with a DNA art company. His ventures have since scaled to groundbreaking heights, including producing whole cut, plant-based meat with a company set to disrupt a multi-billion dollar industry. He believes in the power of biology to address global challenges, such as reducing single-use plastics and hyper-production of livestock.

Andy's pioneering work has been recognized in prestigious venues like the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in renowned publications including The New York Times, Wired, and Fast Company. Currently, as the CEO of Popular Biology, Inc. and former Chief Marketing Officer at Ecovative and Atlast Food Co. (now MyForest Foods), Andy continues to champion the integration of biology into consumer products that educate and positively impact society.

Prior to these roles, he led the sale of BioPop, a company he co-founded, to Intrexon (now Precigen) and spearheaded their Consumer Product Division, focusing on innovative technologies in food, textiles, and cosmetics. His roots in the biotech world were formed at companies like Cellectis, Dharmacon, and Sigma Aldrich, where he honed his skills in gene editing and modulation technologies.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His commitment to integrating pop culture with biology has not only solidified his status as a luminary in consumer biotechnology but has also shaped his vision for the future. Andy aspires to continue breaking barriers, envisioning a world where biotechnology not only solves immediate problems but also enhances everyday life.

His entrepreneurial prowess, boundless creativity, visionary leadership, and dedication to innovative solutions make Andy Bass one of the most dynamic and influential figures in the consumer biotech industry.

Andy Bass