Detecting Viruses with CRISPR
A discussion with Professor Cameron Mryhvold '11
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 730 to 900 pm
Please join us for what will no doubt be a fascinating look into the use of the gene editing technology CRISPR to detect - and potentially destroy- viruses. This will be a nice complement to Shirley Tilghman's talk on the ethical considerations and regulation of CRISPR in 2018.
Cameron Myhrvold is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. His work specializes in the development of CRISPR-based technologies for studying RNA, with an emphasis on detecting and destroying RNA viruses. He received a PhD in Systems Biology from Harvard in 2016. His PhD studies in synthetic biology and nucleic acid nanotechnology, supported by a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation fellowship, involved the development of three technologies that demonstrated a variety of applications for self-assembled nanostructures. During his postdoc, he turned his attention towards the RNA-targeting CRISPR effector protein Cas13, where he has led or co-led the development of four Cas13-based technologies, including CARMEN, CARVER, and SHINE.