Javin Oza observed the separation of scientists and engineers on university campuses, at conferences, and in classrooms. Yet he also noted that advances in biochemistry require perspectives from both bioengineers and lab scientists. Oza’s current
research aims to bridge the gap between these thought-approaches to bring about advancements in cell-free protein synthesis. He speaks with The Chain about barriers to implementing CFPS, what resources are available for the transition to cell-free
systems, and advice for young protein scientists.