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BioE Seminar: Therapeutic Strategies via Genome Engineering: New Approaches and New Challenges
Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B, room 1466
Prashant Mali, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Univesity of California, San Diego
Abstract: The recent advent of RNA-guided effectors derived from clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-CRISPR-associated (Cas) systems have dramatically transformed our ability to engineer the genomes of diverse organisms. As unique factors capable of co-localizing RNA, DNA, and protein, tools and techniques based on these are paving the way for unprecedented control over cellular organization, regulation, and behavior. Here I will describe some of our ongoing efforts towards engineering this system for enabling therapeutic applications.