Mark Styczynski is an associate professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Dr. Styczynski earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by postdoctoral training at the Broad Institute. While his Ph.D. work was in computational biology and bioinformatics, his postdoctoral training was in metabolomics and molecular biology; he has maintained research efforts in both of those areas since joining Georgia Tech in 2009. Currently his group's work is at the interface of systems and synthetic biology, with main emphases including the integration of metabolomics data into the development of metabolic models and the development of biosensors for diagnostics using synthetic biology. He is the founding president of the Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA, an international affiliate of the Metabolomics Society), and a member of the Engineering Biology Research Consortium.
We would also like the following description of the Task Group posted to the webpage.
The Society Strategy Task Group aims to develop evidence-based strategic recommendations for presentation to the Society Board of Directors. The strategic recommendations are intended to promote priority setting for the Society, establish agreement around intended outcomes, and assure the Society is working toward common goals. The Task Group’s first focus area was the Society's membership; the Task Group designed, executed, and analyzed the results of the first-ever Society membership survey.