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Scot WolfeScot Wolfe is currently a Professor at UMass Medical School
in the Deparment of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology (MCCB).

 

 

 

 

 


Our esteemed staff includes:

Graduate Students

Kevin Luk: Focused on applying Cas9 systems with greater precision to therapeutic applications.
Sneha Suresh: Focused on applying Cas9 editing to hematological and muscle disorders.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Josias Frazao: Developing genome editing therapeutics for hematopoietic disorders.
Dr. Pengpeng Liu: Focused on understanding the location and structure of latent HIV in CD4+ T-cells.
Dr. Sukanya Iyer: Focused on applying Cas9 editing to hematological and muscle disorders.

Research Associates

Samantha Kwok: Focused on utilizing artificial nucleases to study gene function in zebrafish.
Esther Mintzer: Focused on utilizing artificial nucleases to excise integrated HIV genomes.

Former PostDocs

Dr. Ben Roscoe: Focused on RNP delivery of artificial nucleases (Scientist Cogen Therapeutics)

Dr. Selase Enuameh: Characterizing the DNA-binding specificities of ZFPs in Drosophila. (Scientist ATCC)
Dr. Cong Zhu: Developing new zinc finger archives and assembly methods for the creation of artificial ZFPs and ZFNs. (Scientist Broad Institute)
Dr. Joseph McNulty: Developing ZFN methods for targeted engineering of the Zebrafish genome.
Dr. Xiangdong Meng: Developer of the original bacterial one-hybrid system and pioneer of ZFNs in Zebrafish. ( BioRad)

Former Graduate Students

Dr. Marcus Noyes: Developer of an omega-based bacterial one-hybrid system for performing binding site selections. (Faculty NYU School of Medicine)
Dr. Stephanie Chu: Developing and characterizing artifical homeodomains. (Attending Pharmacy School)
Dr. Ankit Gupta: Developing genome editing systems (ZFNs, TALENs and Cas9) for genomic manipulation. (Scientist Bluebird Bio)

Dr. Fatih Bolukbasi: Focused on creating Cas9 systems with greater precision. (Scientist Exonics Therapeutics)

Former Research Associates

Dana DeSantis: Optimizing TALENs for targeted genome modification in Zebrafish.
Victoria Hall: Optimizing TALENs for targeted genome modification in Zebrafish.
Amy Rayla: Optimizing ZFN methods for targeted gene knockouts in Zebrafish.