Internationally renowned professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology
Co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering technology
Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world
Jennifer Dounda Speaker Profile:
Dr. Jennifer Doudna is redefining what’s possible with genetic engineering. As an internationally renowned professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at U.C. Berkeley, Doudna and her colleagues rocked the research world in 2012 by uncovering a simple way of editing the DNA of any organism using a common protein found in bacteria. Doudna’s novel approach of having proteins proactively ‘snip’ DNA into new sequences has opened the floodgates of possibility for non-human and human applications including assisting researchers in the fight against HIV, sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis. Today Doudna is widely recognized as a leading expert on RNA-protein biochemistry, CRISPR biology, and genome engineering, and currently holds memberships with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, along with the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D is a professor of molecular and cell biology and chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, where she holds the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences, and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. As a co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9, a process that revolutionized gene editing, she has received numerous honors including the NSF Waterman Award, the FNIH Lurie Prize, the Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the Gruber Prize in Genetics, the Massry Prize, the Heineken Award, the Gairdner Award, the Nakasone Award, and the L’Oreal-UNESCO International Prize for Women in Science. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Inventors, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, and she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.
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