Berkeley Lab

Doudna Shares Prize for Discovery of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Doudna in labratoryBiochemist Jennifer Doudna, a UC Berkeley professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, is co-winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her co-discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, a groundbreaking genetic engineering technology. She shares the Nobel Prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier.  In 2008 Doudna’s nascent research on CRISPR was funded by a Berkeley Lab LDRD award. Together, they form the first all-woman research team to win a Nobel Prize.

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