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Jennifer Doudna

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Jennifer Doudna
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Born
Jennifer Anne Doudna

(1964-02-19) February 19, 1964 (age 57)
EducationPomona College (BS)
Harvard University (MS, PhD)
Known for
Spouse(s)Jamie Cate
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsBiochemistry
CRISPR-Cas
RNA biology
Gene editing
InstitutionsPomona College
University of California, Berkeley
Yale University
Gladstone Institutes
University of California, San Francisco
ThesisTowards the design of an RNA replicase (1989)
Doctoral advisorJack Szostak
Other academic advisorsThomas Cech
InfluencedRachel Haurwitz
Website

Jennifer Anne Doudna (born February 19, 1964)[1] is an American biochemist. Her work on CRISPR gene editing won her the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Emmanuelle Charpentier.[2]

Doudna earned her PHD at Harvard University on 1994. She worked at Yale University with a group of scientists studying RNA.[3]

Career[change | change source]

Doudna is known for co-inventing the CRISPR-Cas9 which genetically modifies DNA. She has won medals such as the Kavi Prize, The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, The Gruber Genetics Prize, and the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize.

Doudna currently works as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Doudna teaches chemistry and molecular cell biology. She is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jennifer Doudna – American biochemist". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  2. "Curriculum Vitae (Jennifer A. Doudna)" (PDF). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  3. "Jennifer A. Doudna". The Kavli Prize. Retrieved 3/12/20. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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