UPDATED FEB. 16: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Jennifer Doudna has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule Dr. Doudna for a future date soon.
The Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series is presented by the Damrauer Endowed Lectureship Fund. All lectures are free and open to the public.
CU Denver is pleased to announce the February lecture will be given by Professor Jennifer Doudna, PhD on CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing: Biology, Teaching, and Ethics.
As an internationally renowned professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at U.C. Berkeley, Doudna and her colleagues rocked the research world in 2012 by describing a simple way of editing the DNA of any organism using an RNA-guided protein found in bacteria. This technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, has opened the floodgates of possibility for human and non-human applications of gene editing, including assisting researchers in the fight against HIV, sickle cell disease and muscular dystrophy.
Doudna is an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, and has received many other honors including the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the Heineken Prize, the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award and the Japan Prize. She is the co-author with Sam Sternberg of A Crack in Creation, a personal account of her research and the societal and ethical implications of gene editing.
More information and registration: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/Chancellor/ExecutiveTeam/OutreachEvents/DistinguishedLecture/Pages/default.aspx