Lecture: Rewriting DNA, Genome Editing in the CRISPR Era

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Date/Time:Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 at 7:00 pm
Location:South Ballroom, Memorial Union
Channel:Lecture Series
Categories:Lectures Live Green
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Iowa State assistant professor of biochemistry Dipali Sashital, an expert in CRISPR technology, offers the fall Sigma Xi lecture. She will discuss how CRISPR tools are enabling scientists to precisely alter DNA through gene editing in all forms of life.

We now have the power to redesign cellular blueprints in all forms of life, including humans, opening the door for new disease treatments, improved food supplies, and new sources of energy. Iowa State assistant professor of biochemistry Dipali Sashital is an expert in CRISPR technology, and research in her lab focuses on understanding and improving these tools. Sashital will share the story of the development of this groundbreaking technology, from its humble beginnings as a bacterial immune system to the incredible promise its many applications hold.