Nicholas A. DeLateur is a full stack synthetic biologist who believes in the power of microbes to change the world. He found that biochemical research was his passion while earning two degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University — a BS with Dr. Penny Buening and an MS with Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen. He specialized in enzyme active sites and Y-family DNA polymerases. He earned a PhD in Chemistry from MIT in the laboratory of Dr. Ron Weiss. The laboratory was part of the Synthetic Biology Center, and Nicholas built new genetic circuits and quorum sensing signaling proteins. Prior to MicroByre, Nicholas led efforts at Revel Pharmaceuticals for the discovery, isolation, and engineering of novel enzymes from microbes to reverse damage caused by diabetes and aging.