Company: University of California at Berkeley
Job title: Graduate Researcher
Snigdha Poddar is a PhD candidate in the Molecular and Cell Biology Department at the Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California, Berkeley in the labs of Dr. Brian Staskawicz and Dr. Jamie Cate. She is working on projects to study and optimize CRISPR/Cas9 mediated genome editing in rice and wheat tissue to establish a multiplexed crop engineering system. Her efforts aim to expand the breadth and precision of the agricultural genome editing toolkit, and use it to investigate mechanisms of disease resistance and introduce de novo broad-spectrum disease resistance to elite cultivars. With past experience in strain and protein engineering for biofuels research and current work in monocot crop disease resistance, her interests center on studying and applying novel biological technologies to address global issues of sustainability.
Developing CRISPR for use in a Highly Commercial Crop: The Unique Challenges & Opportunities 3:00 pm
Increasing the power of CRISPR tools for use in commercial crops Exploring and overcoming challenges for wheat genome editing Inducing de novo resistance in rice and wheatRead more
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