Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD, Presents the 2023 John F. Anderson Distinguished Lecture

September 12, 2023 by

Location: Claude Moore Medical Education Building Auditorium

Date: Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 2, 2023

Start Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 5:00 pm

Jennifer Doudna Anderson Lecture

Jennifer Doudna, PhD

Title of Lecture: “Crispr Biology and Technology: What’s Ahead for Genome Editing”

Presented by: Jennifer Doudna, PhD, Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (speaker will be virtual)

Dr. Doudna is a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences, and a Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Doudna and her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their pioneering work in CRISPR gene editing, changing the course of human and agricultural genomics research. She has also been an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1997, senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes, and the founder of the Innovative Genomics Institute. Current research in the Doudna lab focuses on discovering and determining the mechanisms of novel CRISPR-Cas and associated proteins; developing genome editing tools for use in vitro, in plants, and in mammals; and developing anti-CRISPR agents. New discoveries in this field continue at a rapid pace, revealing a technology that has widespread applications in many areas of biology. Learn more about Dr. Doudna.

The John F. Anderson Memorial Lectureship was established in 1955 by Dr. John F. Anderson, a graduate in 1895 of the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. Through his most generous gift to the University, it has been possible to establish a lectureship in medical science and public health which will bring to this medical community the latest developments in these fields. Dr. Anderson made many outstanding contributions to the science of medicine during his long career of service and leadership in public health, medical research, and medical production. He died in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on September 29, 1958, at the age of 87.

Refreshments will follow the lecture outside of the auditorium.

For questions or more information, please contact Joyce Fortune.

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