Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue
- 6:00 P.M. Reception
- 6:30 P.M. Dinner ($48.00 Reservations Required)
7:30 P.M. Presentation
ARON GEURTS, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Genome Science and Precision Medicine Center
Center on Systems Molecular Medicine
CRISPR: Engineering Genomes in the Lab and Clinic
Dr. Geurts, Associate Professor of Physiology, member of the Genome Sciences and Precision Medicine Center and Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will present a short history of the genome editing field from the first site-directed nuclease technologies to the current CRISPR craze and beyond. He will cover the basics of where CRISPR comes from, how it works, and how it is deployed in laboratories for engineering disease models as well as the potential and challenges of CRISPR-based therapies. A native of Southeast Wisconsin, Dr. Geurts brings 19 years of genetic engineering experience to the discussion, earning his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2006 in the field of transgenic technologies in laboratory model systems, then moving on to gene editing in animal and human disease models since starting his lab at MCW in 2009.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.