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TWIST BIOSCIENCE APPOINTS ERIN SMITH SR VP/GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY
Source: Twist Bioscience Corporation news release

South San Francisco, CA - Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced the appointment of Erin Smith to the newly created position of senior vice president of government affairs and public policy.

"With the government and legislative landscape constantly shifting, we welcome Erin's prowess and ability to strategically navigate and amplify our messages with key constituencies at this pivotal time in our history," said Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience. "Her demonstrated ability to build consensus and alliances will help to position Twist as a critical resource for government."

Erin brings demonstrated leadership in furthering industry agendas by working with key stakeholders and government officials. Previously, Erin led the expansion of a government affairs program at Gilead Sciences and before that, Erin led the creation of government affairs programs at other companies including DaVita Rx.

Erin's tenure in government service began in recent Secretary of Energy and former Governor Rick Perry's Office as an advisor on health care policy and finance, focusing on the coordination of state and federal resources and policy. Erin serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Houston Law Center where she teaches courses on legislative strategy, government affairs and public policy. Erin earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Houston Law Center, her M.P.H. with honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and her B.A. with distinguished honors from Drew University.

"Twist's diversified business model provides incredible opportunity to leverage the momentum around the bioeconomy," said Smith. "I'm thrilled to join such an innovative and forward-thinking company and am eager to advance the understanding and impact of our pivotal DNA synthesis platform as it relates to synthetic biology, next-generation sequencing, biopharma and DNA data storage."


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