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May 9-12, 2022Hynes Convention Center, Boston

John Zuris, PhD
Associate Director, Editing Technologies at Editas Medicine


John Zuris has spent the last six years at Editas Medicine, a leading genome editing company focused on using the power of CRISPR gene editing systems to potentially address a host of serious diseases affecting patients worldwide. As Associate Director of Editing Technologies, he focuses on leveraging both the CRISPR-Cas12a and the CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease modalities to achieve the best editing outcome for a chosen indication. Prior to joining Editas Medicine, John completed his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. David Liu (Harvard University-Broad Institute) where he developed a lipid nanoparticle delivery system for CRISPR-Cas9 RNPs which allows for highly efficient genome editing in ex vivo and in vivo applications. This delivery technology was later utilized to successfully treat a rare form of deafness in an animal model. Before entering the CRISPR-space, John spent his graduate career elucidating the iron-sulfur cluster transfer and redox mechanisms for a metalloprotein involved in Type II diabetes under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Jennings (UC San Diego).

Agenda Sessions

  • ROOM 205C: An Engineered AsCas12A Nuclease Facilitates the Rapid Generation of Therapeutic Cell Medicines