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Michael Friend Advocates For Diversity in CRISPR

Michael Friend Advocates For Diversity in CRISPR

February 23, 2021

In this episode, Michael Friend, CEO of Minority Coalition for Precision Medicine, discusses the lack of diversity in genome editing field and covers potential solutions for ensuring an inclusive future, particularly for black scientists.

CRISPR Forecast 2021 with Paul Dabrowski and Robert Deans

CRISPR Forecast 2021 with Paul Dabrowski and Robert Deans

January 12, 2021

In this episode, Paul Dabrowski, CEO of Synthego, and Robert Deans, CSO of Synthego, discuss the CRISPR silver linings of 2020 and predict the directions and milestones for gene editing in 2021. 

CRISPR Office Hours with Hamid Ghanadaan

CRISPR Office Hours with Hamid Ghanadaan

May 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique situation for lab scientists, many of whose work has come to a standstill. Hamid Ghanadaan, CEO of Linus, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on science and the next steps for scientists, based on their survey of >1000 scientists.

Ryan Pawell Talks About Indee Labs’ CRISPR Delivery Technology for Affordable Immunotherapies

Ryan Pawell Talks About Indee Labs’ CRISPR Delivery Technology for Affordable Immunotherapies

May 7, 2020

The mission of Indee Labs, a Berkeley biotech, is to deliver CRISPR reagents into cells using microfluidics for developing affordable cell and gene therapies in the future. We interviewed Ryan Pawell, Founder and CEO of Indee Labs, about the concept of using microfluidics for CRISPR delivery, their mission and ongoing projects, and the convergence of engineering and biology for building scalable platforms.

Making of a CRISPR Film: Behind the Scenes with Producers of Human Nature

Making of a CRISPR Film: Behind the Scenes with Producers of Human Nature

April 22, 2020

What is the process to make a science film? In this episode, Sarah Goodwin and Elliot Kirschner, producers of Human Nature, a documentary on CRISPR, offer glimpses into making of the film.

Leading St. Jude’s Genome Engineering Capabilities: A Chat with Shondra Miller

Leading St. Jude’s Genome Engineering Capabilities: A Chat with Shondra Miller

January 28, 2020

Shondra Miller shares her experience of starting a shared genome engineering resource at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Learn more about her research projects and her views on the past, present, and future of the genome editing field in this podcast episode.

The Potential of CRISPR Editing in Stem Cells: An Interview with Bill Skarnes

The Potential of CRISPR Editing in Stem Cells: An Interview with Bill Skarnes

November 13, 2019

Dr. Bill Skarnes, Professor at The Jackson Laboratory, chats about how CRISPR edited stem cells are becoming a gold standard to study gene function and disease modeling. 

CRISPR in Fungi: An Interview with Rebecca Shapiro

CRISPR in Fungi: An Interview with Rebecca Shapiro

September 4, 2019

Rebecca Shapiro, Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph, talks about CRISPR genome editing in fungal pathogens to understand their disease-causing mechanism. Her lab also works on gene drives in fungi for studying large scale genetic interactions and developing ways for treating fungal biofilms.

Paul Dabrowski Gets Candid About the Past, Present, and Future of Synthego

Paul Dabrowski Gets Candid About the Past, Present, and Future of Synthego

August 7, 2019

In this interview, Paul Dabrowski, CEO of Synthego, talks about how Synthego got started, his mantra behind leading the company, and future directions. He also offers insights into Synthego’s unique capabilities⁠—the powerful combination of engineering and biology that enable scaling.

Dana Foss is Solving the CRISPR Delivery Problem to Advance Therapeutics

Dana Foss is Solving the CRISPR Delivery Problem to Advance Therapeutics

May 22, 2019

CRISPR has great potential in therapeutics, but CRISPR delivery in vivo remains a challenge. Researcher Dana Foss discusses her lab’s novel approach for specific delivery of CRISPR components in cells and tissues.

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