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Sam Sternberg

Sam Sternberg

Samuel Sternberg received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. His doctoral research in the laboratory of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Dr. Jennifer Doudna focused on the mechanism of CRISPR-Cas9 and on the development of this system for genome editing applications. Sam presents his work to international audiences and was a featured speaker at the 2015 TEDMED conference. He is actively involved in public discussions on the ethical issues surrounding genome editing, and together with Dr. Doudna, he recently authored a general-interest trade book about the discovery, development, and applications of the CRISPR technology. Their book, titled A Crack in Creation, will be published in June 2017.