Prof. Dane Wittrup attended the University of New Mexico as an undergraduate, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor degree in chemical engineering in June 1984. Prof. Wittrup attended the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. where he worked with Prof. James Bailey on flow cytometry and segregated modeling of recombinant populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. After obtaining his doctor of philosophy degree in chemical engineering with a minor in biology in 1988, he spent a brief time working at Amgen before becoming an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in September of 1999, where he is now the C.P. Dubbs professor of chemical engineering and biological engineering, in addition to working with the Koch Institute as the associate director for engineering.