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Jennifer Doudna

Nobel Laureate; Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Professor in Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Doudna is the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair and a professor of chemistry and molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley. She is an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes, and president of the Innovative Genomics Institute. Doudna shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome-engineering technology. She has co-founded and serves on advisory panels of several companies that use CRISPR technology. Co-author of A Crack in Creation, her other honors include the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the Wolf Prize in Medicine, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2015, and a runner-up for TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year.

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