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Yasser Ansari

Adjunct, Alumni, Class of 2010


Courses Taught: Understanding Genomes: An Introduction to Bio-Hacking
A New Environmentalism
Design for Climate Change

Yasser Ansari is the co-founder and chief leaf of Networked Organisms, an award-winning company using simple and engaging technology solutions to help people reconnect with the planet. He studied molecular biology and bioinformatics at U.C. San Diego and spent time researching plant genomics at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. After the lab, he moved into the wireless industry where he helped design and develop hand-held radiation detectors, gaming accessories, and new mobile software at companies including Kyocera, Qualcomm, and Peek. He earned his Master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and holds several technology patents.