CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna speaks at BRC

UC Berkeley biologist Jennifer Doudna

Pioneering biologist Jennifer Doudna, co-discoverer of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool and a professor of biochemistry, biophysics and structural biology at the University of California, Berkeley, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Rice University’s BioSciences Research Collaborative Oct. 23. Doudna spoke at the invitation of the graduate students from Rice’s Department of BioSciences, and she spent most of her time before the speech visiting with students from the department.

CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna with Rice University BioSciences graduate students

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