Anna Keyte, Ph.D. is a Species Director specializing in Avian Genome Engineering. Previously she was a Research Specialist with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at The Rockefeller University leading a team investigating avian transgenesis and biotechnology for bird conservation. Anna has over a decade of research experience in avian developmental biology, as well as 6+ years experience in tool building for avian conservation. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Duke University studying limb development and somitogenesis in the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica), and her BS in Mathematics and Zoology from Iowa State University. At Colossal she is working to develop methods to culture and genetically engineer avian primordial germ cells, as well as build biotechnology tools for avian conservation and de-extinction.