Department of Surgery Grand Rounds to Feature Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Pioneer in Field of Gene Editing
The Division of Transplant Surgery and the Rishwain Family will host the inaugural Anthony B. Rishwain, MD Lecture in Transplantation Medicine.
The inaugural lecture will be given by Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Principal Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The lecture is entitled, "CRISPR Biology and Technology: The Frontier of the Genome Engineering Revolution".
Dr. Dounda was recently described in a NY Times article as a "a pioneer who helped simplify genome editing". The article went on to describe her involvement in "one of the most monumental discoveries in biology: a relatively easy way to alter any organism’s DNA, just as a computer user can edit a word in a document."
The lecture will be given on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. during Department of Surgery Grand Rounds at:
UCSF Parnassus Campus
513 Parnassus Avenue
Health Sciences West Building
San Francisco, CA