Mark Brothers Lecture: Genome Editing: Development and Applications

Thursday, August 30 2018 @ 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Walther Hall (R3) ,203

Presenter(s): Feng Zhang, PhD
Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Learners


Please join us for the 2018 Mark Brothers Award Lecture with Feng Zhang, PhD. Reception to follow immediately. 

The Mark Brothers Award was established in 1997 in honor of Dr. Mark’s older brothers, who emigrated from Canton, China, and settled in South Bend, Indiana, where they built a successful restaurant business. Because of their reverence and respect for higher education, Dr. Mark’s brothers supported his pursuit of a career in medicine. The award is presented annually and consists of a plaque and a cash prize.

About the speaker:

Feng Zhang attended Harvard University as an undergraduate, where he earned an A.B. in Chemistry and Physics in 2004. He transitioned to Stanford for his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biophysics, which he obtained in 2009 while working in Karl Deisseroth’s research group for his work pioneering optogenetics in conjunction with Ed Boyden. After a postdoc in George Church’s lab, he moved to MIT in January of 2011, where he is now both an Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering and a Core Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Feng Zhang has received a number of honors, including the NIH Pioneer Award and the Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize, along with Ed Boyden and thesis advisor Deisseroth. He is additionally a Searle Scholar.




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