Jennifer Doudna

Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Doudna is the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences at UC Berkeley and an investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her research seeks to understand how RNA molecules control the expression of genetic information, leading to insights about CRISPR-mediated bacterial immunity that showed how this system can be harnessed for efficient genome editing in animals and plants. Doudna has received many honors for her work, including the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences and the Gruber Prize in Genetics, as well as being named to the 2015 TIME 100 list of most influential people and runner-up for TIME Person of the Year alongside other CRISPR researchers.

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