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Aug 26: CRISPR/Cas9

Grounds for Science

CRISPR/Cas9: From Bacterial Defense to Gene Editing Revolution 

With Alexandra Seletsky

Friday August 26
7 pm

Scarlet City Espresso Bar
3960 Adeline Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

CRISPR/Cas9 is making headlines as a groundbreaking tool for genome editing.  But what was the original purpose of this enzyme and how does it work? What is a “CRISPR” and who knew that bacteria get sick? Join us for a conversation on bacterial immune systems and how a single protein has become the hottest new tool in biology.



Alexandra Selesky

Alexandra Seletsky is a graduate student in the Doudna Lab at UC Berkeley. The Doudna lab pursues mechanistic understanding of fundamental biological processes involving RNA molecules. Research in the lab is currently focused on three major areas: bacterial immunity via the CRISPR system, RNA interference, and translational control logic.


2 thoughts on “Aug 26: CRISPR/Cas9

  1. Great lecture! Struck a good balance between making a complex topic exciting and easy to understand while still providing lots of detail and in depth information. Alexandra had a thoughtful answer to many questions put forth by the audience. Thanks!

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