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  • Aaron D. Gitler

    Aaron D. Gitler

    Professor of Genetics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests We investigate the mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, and ALS. We don't limit ourselves to one model system or experimental approach. We start with yeast, perform genetic and chemical screens, and then move to other model systems (e.g. mammalian tissue culture, mouse, fly) and even work with human patient samples (tissue sections, patient-derived cells, including iPS cells) and next generation sequencing approaches.

  • Henry T. (Hank) Greely

    Henry T. (Hank) Greely

    Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and, Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Since 1992 my work has concentrated on ethical, legal, and social issues in the biosciences. I am particularly active on issues arising from neuroscience, human genetics, and stem cell research, with cross-cutting interests in human research protections, human biological enhancement, and the future of human reproduction.

  • William Greenleaf

    William Greenleaf

    Associate Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab focuses on developing methods to probe both the structure and function of molecules encoded by the genome, as well as the physical compaction and folding of the genome itself. Our efforts are split between building new tools to leverage the power of high-throughput sequencing technologies and cutting-edge optical microscopies, and bringing these technologies to bear against basic biological questions by linking DNA sequence, structure, and function.

  • Tuhin Kumar Guha

    Tuhin Kumar Guha

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Genetics

    Bio I am a newly appointed postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Genetics, Stanford University. I will be working with Dr. Michele Calos. My research will involve developing alternative gene therapy approach to treat various muscle disorders using mouse models. My previous appointment as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Biochemistry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Ontario, Canada has been highly beneficial, where I was involved in developing novel CRISPR-Cas system for increasing the efficiency of gene editing in mammalian cells. I have more than 8 years of extensive research experience in molecular biology techniques. I am a multi-disciplinary person with Ph.D. in Microbiology, M.Sc. in Microbiology, M.Sc. in Genetics, B.Sc. in Zoology, therefore I have a solid understanding and working knowledge in a wider range of biological sciences, be it from animal behavior, ecology, gene regulation, genetic diseases to understanding and designing “molecular switches” in DNA-cutting proteins, such as meganucleases, CRISPR-Cas for genome engineering. I have strong communication skills, presented my research in various conferences and published heavily in the field of DNA-cutting enzymes and their use as genome editing tools.
    I have a proven ability to manage challenging research objectives, collaborated with cross-functional teams, and delivered results in high-demanding environment. I always welcome new ideas, and interact with people to learn any new skills and experiences they might have to offer. I have also supervised several undergraduate project students, summer students and junior graduate students. My mentorship to the lab colleagues have been very productive. While I am not working, I enjoy photography.