Samira Kiani

entrepreneur, scientist, multimedia producer

Pittsburgh, US




I am a genetic designer who is combining the training in the medical field with the promises of the nascent field of synthetic biology.I have a passion for designing and creating new genetic technologies from clues embedded in nature. I also have a deep interest to design experiences that can engage the public and scientists in thinking about the future and societal impacts of technologies. I’m a former fellow of AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement in science. Interested in questions in the intersection of science, humanities, bioethics and connecting these dots through producing engaging experiences. Check out,, and