Dr. Feng Zhang Receives Grant From G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation


NYSCF – Robertson Investigator Feng Zhang, PhD, Core Member​ at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering at MIT​ has been awarded a grant from the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation. This funding will allow Dr. Zhang to continue and expand his work in genome editing over the next three years.

Dr. Zhang is best known for his role in the development of CRISPR—a gene editing technology that is revolutionizing biological research. CRISPR allows scientists to locate and edit specific regions within the genome, and Dr. Zhang plans to continue evolving the CRISPR system so that is can be used as a safe and effective therapeutic for a wide range of diseases.

Watch a presentation by NYSCF – Robertson Investigator, Feng Zhang, PhD, who helped pioneer the revolutionary CRISPR gene editing tool.

The mission of the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring promising scientific research.

“The generous support from the Mathers Foundation allows us the freedom to explore this exciting new direction for CRISPR-based technologies,” says Dr. Zhang.

Read more about Dr. Zhang’s grant from the Mathers Foundation here.

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