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Sam Sternberg

Biochemist

Samuel H. Sternberg, Ph.D., received his B.A. in Biochemistry from Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Doudna focused on bacterial immune systems know as CRISPR–Cas and their development for genome engineering applications. His work has been published in the journals Nature, Science, and Cell, and has been covered in The New York Times, Science News, The Scientist, and various other news outlets. Sternberg presents his research to international audiences and is also actively involved in public discussions on the ethical issues surrounding genome editing of human cells. Together with Dr. Doudna, he authored A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, a general-interest trade book about the discovery, development, and applications of CRISPR technology, which will be released in June 2017. He is currently a scientist and group leader at Caribou Biosciences, Inc.

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