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Eri Gentry

Co-founder, BioCurious; Science and Technology Researcher, Institute for the Future

Eri Gentry is a science and technology researcher at the Institute for the Future, a Palo Alto-based futures research organization, where she helps organizations navigate the zones between technology disruption and user adoption. Gentry is co-founder and chairperson of BioCurious, the world's first hackerspace for biology, named one of FastCompany's Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Education. She is passionate about the democratization and human-centricity of science and medicine. She has been named a Champion for Change in Citizen Science by the White House, a Hometown Hero by Popular Mechanics, a Techonomy Top Ten - edging out additive manufacturing - and co-authored the book Maker Pro.