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Farren Isaacs


Farren Isaacs is assistant professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Systems Biology at Yale University. He pioneered the development of synthetic RNA molecules capable of probing and programming cellular function. As a research fellow in genetics at Harvard, he invented enabling technologies for genome engineering. His research is focused on finding ways to construct new genetic codes and reprogrammable cells that serve as factories for chemical, drug and biofuel production. These innovations resulted in the formation of enEvolv, a genome engineering start-up. He has been named a “rising young star of science” by Genome Technology Magazine, a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation and recipient of a Young Professor award from DuPont.


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