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Zachary Kartje, PhD

Scientist, Molecular Analytics, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Former RTI Lab: Postdoctoral Fellow, Watts Lab
Training Period: 2019 – 2023
Prior Academic Degree Institution: University of Southampton, UK

  Zachary Kartje    @Z_1900_

Zachary J. Kartje was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and received his BS in chemistry from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2013. He completed his PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2018 under Keith T. Gagnon. During his PhD work, he employed various chemical modifications (as well as DNA) within the guide RNA of CRISPR-Cas9, showing improved properties over its all-RNA counterpart. While in the Watts Lab, he worked on developing anti-sense approaches for the treatment of NF1. Zach is currently a Scientist in Molecular Analytics at Alexion. Outside of the lab, Zach enjoys any sports and computers.