Cornelia (Conny) Scheitz is a Principal Research Scientist in the Bio/Nano Research group at Autodesk. She focuses on building next generation design tools for synthetic biology.
Prior to joining Autodesk Conny was the Lead Automation Scientist at Transcriptic. As the first scientist on the team she was essential in building both the physical and the virtual cloud lab infrastructure. In addition to her automation experience Conny has worked in the areas of cancer and stem cell biology as well as population genetics.
Conny holds a PhD from Cornell University in Genetics and Biochemistry. Prior to that she received a Masters degree from Imperial College (UK).
Outside of work Conny has a few websites and apps she contributes to – coding is a passion of hers. She also enjoys teaching and mentor programs. During her PhD in Cornell she was an instructor for Genetics at the Prison Education Program. Currently, she serves on the board of her undergraduate alumni organizations (Jacobs University, Germany) and organizes internship and mentorship programs.