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Theanne Schiros

Associate Professor, Dept. of Math and Science
Fashion Institute of Technology

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MEMBER INFORMATION

Theanne Schiros, PhD is an educator, scientist and National Geographic Explorer, whose research focuses on development of regenerative, high performance materials for a circular economy, including renewable energy technology and biotextiles. She is an Associate Professor at FIT and a Research Scientist at Columbia University, and a co-founder and CSO of Werewool, an early stage startup creating biodegradable textile fibers with DNA-programmed color and performance provided by engineered proteins. Her work has received international recognition, including the 2023 National Geographic Wayfinder Award, and the 2022 Microfiber Innovation Challenge and the 2020 H&M Foundation Global Change Awards (Werewool), and the 2017 National Geographic Chasing Genius Award (KeelLabs), as well as international museum exhibitions of a microbial bioleather innovation.

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