Florida State University professors as well as scientists around the world have benefited from the advent of CRISPR, the sophisticated genome editing technology that has revolutionized genetic research. 

The scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Wednesday for the development of CRISPR.  

Two Florida State University researchers who routinely use the technology are available to answer questions for media about CRISPR and how it is used.   

Brian Chadwick, associate professor of Biological Science, College of Arts and Science

Chadwick is a National Institutes of Health-funded scientist who studies how the inactive X chromosome in women is essential to development and biological functions. His lab routinely uses CRISPR and previously used other modes of genome engineering that predated CRISPR such as TALENs and Zinc-Finger Nucleases.  

Jonathan Dennis, associate professor of Biological Science, College of Arts and Science 

Dennis is a biologist who focuses on the role and structure of chromatin. He actively uses CRISPR in his research and has taught classes that use the technology as well. He is currently on the editorial board of the journal Science Advances.  

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