Event Details

The CU Boulder Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, in collaboration with Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, proudly present Dr. Feng Zhang.


Reception from 3- 4 pm. Lecture from 4 - 5:30 pm.

Space is limited in the Lecture Hall for this event.

Event Hashtag: #KScrisprCU


About the Speaker

Dr. Zhang is a molecular biologist focused on developing tools to better understand brain function and treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. He played an integral role in the creation of two revolutionary tools, optogenetics and the CRISPR-Cas genome engineering system.

Dr. Zhang is a core member of the Broad Institute, an Investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, the James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, an associate professor in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering at MIT, and a New York Stem Cell Foundation-Robertson Investigator.


About CU Boulder Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology currently has 28 full-time tenured/ tenure-track faculty members and an outstanding, energetic research program directed toward understanding the molecular basis of life by integrating molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics.

Visit our website: mcdb.colorado.edu



About the Keystone Symposia Community Lecture Series

The Keystone Symposia Community Lecture Series explores the most compelling topics affecting the world today. Scientists from the Keystone Symposia community explore advances within each of their respective areas of expertise and discuss the implications to the world at large. This free lecture series is open to the general public.

About Keystone Symposia

Keystone Symposia is a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 that convenes open, international scientific research conferences each year across the full range of the life sciences – from cardiovascular disease to immunology to neurobiology. The conferences accelerate life science discovery by bringing together and fostering collaboration among the world’s leading research scientists.

Visit our website: www.keystonesymposia.org

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