Month: November 2019

Save the Date: Dr. Jennifer Doudna

The Institute for Systems Genomics, in collaboration with many UConn Schools, Institutes and Centers, and The Jackson Laboratory, have scheduled Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Chemistry, at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, to present our next Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Doudna’s lecture will be held on Wednesday, February 12, from 7:00-9:30PM in the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts.

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Dr. Doudna has made fundamental contributions in biochemistry and genetics and received many prestigious awards and fellowships including the 2000 Alan T. Waterman Award for her research on the structure as determined by X-ray crystallography of a ribozyme, and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology (with Charpentier). She has been a co-recipient of the Gruber Prize in Genetics (2015), the Canada Gairdner International Award (2016) and the Japan Prize (2017). Outside the scientific community, she has been named one of the Time 100 most influential people in 2015 (with Charpentier) and was listed as a runner-up for Time Person of the Year in 2016 alongside other CRISPR researchers.

This event is free and open to the public (no tickets required).