Our Leadership Team

Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Professor in Biomedical and Health, University of California, Berkeley

Independent Director since 2018

Dr. Doudna, age 56, joined the faculty at University of California, Berkeley, as a Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in 2002. She directs the Innovative Genomics Institute, a joint UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco center, holds the Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Professorship in Biomedical and Health, and is the Chair of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Biology at UC Berkeley. Dr. Doudna is Principal Investigator at the Doudna Lab at UC Berkeley and has founded and serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Caribou Biosciences, Inc. and Intellia Therapeutics, Inc., both leading CRISPR genome engineering companies. She has been an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1997. Dr. Doudna is the recipient of numerous scientific awards in biochemistry and genetics. Dr. Doudna is a Director of Driver Inc. and a Trustee for Pomona College

Skills and Qualifications

  • Pioneer in the field of biochemistry, having co-discovered the simplified genome editing technique CRISPR-Cas9
  • Expertise in scientific research and innovation
  • Leader in integration of scientific research and ethics.

Current Committees

  • Member, Science, Technology & Sustainability

Other Public Board Service

  • None
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