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Welcome Arik Shams !

We would like to welcome Arik Shams to join the IGI/Corn Lab as a graduate student researcher.  His research focus will be targeting Cas9 to endogenous cellular substrates.

Welcome Rachel Lew and Leo Chen!

We would to like welcome Rachel Lew and Leo Chen, undergraduate students to join our lab!  Rachel and Leo will be working under the supervision of their graduate student mentors, Mandy Bootanrat and Alan Wang respectively.

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How-to-guide to use Cas9 RNP for high efficiency genome editing

IGI Project Scientist Mark DeWitt and Scientific Director Jacob Corn have published a paper ” Genome editing via delivery of Cas9 ribonucleoprotein...

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IGI Project Scientist Mark DeWitt and Scientific Director Jacob Corn have published a paper ” Genome editing via delivery of Cas9 ribonucleoprotein” with our collaborator Professor Dana Carroll in Methods recently.  This is a how-to guide for how to use the Cas9 RNP for high efficiency genome editing. It walks the reader through experimental design, the editing workflow itself, and analysis of edited cells.

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Diane Ferris went to the March For Science in Washington

Diane Ferris and her son, Charlie Ferris Weiler were interviewed by the AAAS for their attendance at the March For Science in Washington.  She joined ...

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Diane Ferris and her son, Charlie Ferris Weiler were interviewed by the AAAS for their attendance at the March For Science in Washington.  She joined the march in support of science while setting an example for her family.  

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Amos Liang receives grant from BrightFocus Foundation to study Alzheimer’s disease

Our postdoctoral fellow Amos Jin Rui Liang will receive $100,000.00 grant from the BrightFocus Foundation for his study of Alzheimer’s disease...

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Our postdoctoral fellow Amos Jin Rui Liang will receive $100,000.00 grant from the BrightFocus Foundation for his study of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on the “Identification of Novel ER-phagy Proteins that are Implicated in Neurodegeneration” 

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#1 spot in the Media Highlights: The 10 Essential Stories of 2016

The top UC Berkeley story last year features our postdoctoral fellow Mark Dewitt using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool to cure the sickle cell disease. ...

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The top UC Berkeley story last year features our postdoctoral fellow Mark Dewitt using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool to cure the sickle cell disease.  The #1 spot in the Media Highlights: The 10 Essential Stories of 2016.  His work was also picked up by dozens of sources, including the Los Angeles Times, Mercury News, Nature, The Scientist, Cosmos Magazine, and GenomeWeb. Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally produced a video that accompanied the press release and many versions of the story. 

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Welcome, Jonathan Vu!

We're delighted to welcome Jonathan to join our lab as a Research Associate.  He has been working as a volunteer before and will continue to work with Mark DeWitt in the sickle cell research project.

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Questions and/or comments about Corn Lab and its activities may be addressed to:

JACOB.CORN@BIOL.ETHZ.CH

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