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June 15, 2016 - Our work on epigenome editing and gene regulation is highlighted in New Scientist.
May 14, 2016 - Pratiskha is recognized with the Oustanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering.
May 4, 2016 - Chris, Jacqueline, Pratiksha, Jennifer, and Shaunak all present at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.
April 28, 2016 - Our work on applying CRISPR-based genome editing to a therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is highlighted in the New England Journal of Medicine.
July 30, 2015 - Pratiksha Thakore successfully defends her thesis - congrats Dr. Thakore!
December 31, 2015 – Chris’s paper on in vivo gene editing with CRISPR for Duchenne muscular dystrophy is published in Science.
December 3, 2015 - Epigenome editing work from the Gersbach Lab is highlighted in Nature.
October 26, 2015 - Pratiksha's paper on CRISPR/Cas9-based repressors of gene regulatory elements is published in Nature Methods.
October 1, 2015 - Isaac's review on genome engineering and functional genomics is published in the 20th anniversary issue of Genome Research.
September 17, 2015 - Our collaborative work with the Marszalek lab on specificity of CRISPR is published in Nucleic Acids Research.
August 31, 2015 - Liad is awarded the Robert Plonsey Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering - Congrats Liad!
July 30, 2015 - Tyler Gibson successfully defends his thesis - congrats Dr. Gibson!
July 1, 2015 - Chris is awarded a Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship - congrats Chris!
May 29, 2015 - Ami is awarded the Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Congrats Ami and thank you for your mentorship!
May 29, 2015 - Pratiksha wins the best poster award at the Duke Biomedical Engineering Retreat!
May 29, 2015 - Lauren's paper on specificity of engineered transcriptional activators is published in Genome Research.
May 19, 2015 - Read here about our collaborative work with the Reddy, Crawford, Hartemink, and Englehardt labs on studyging gene regulation in response to glucocorticoids.
May 15, 2015 - Chris is awarded The Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congrats Chris!
May 13, 2015 - Ami, Pratiksha, Lauren, Chris, Josh, and Jonathan all recieve travel awards to present their work at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Gene and Cell Therapy. Congrats to Lauren for also receiving an Excellence in Research Award and Ami for receiving a Best Poster award.
May 8, 2015 - Tyler's paper on single molecule analysis of muscle cell differentiation is published in Integrative Biology.
April 20, 2015 - Duke Translational Medicine Institute highlights our collaboration with the Asokan Lab to generate new gene therapies.
April 6, 2015 - Isaac's paper on epigenome editing with a CRISPR/Cas9-based acetyltransferase is published in Nature Biotechnology.
April 6, 2015 - Our collaborative work with the Crawford and West labs in studying chromatin accessbility of neuronal enhancers is published in Nature Neuroscience.
March 23, 2015 - Lauren successfully defends her thesis - Congratulations Dr. Polstein Toth!
March 23, 2015 - Feimei is accepted into the Summer Scholar program through the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology. Congrats Feimei!
March 10, 2015 - Dave's paper is highlighted by Nature Reviews Neurology.
March 10, 2015 - Ami successfully defends her thesis - Congratulations Dr. Kabadi!
March 7, 2015 - Lauren's paper on light-inducible CRISPR-based gene regulation is highlighted in Biotechniques.
February 27, 2015 - The Muscular Dystrophy Association releases statements on our work using CRISPR/Cas9 technology for gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy here and here.
February 18, 2015 - Dave' paper on correction of mutations that cause Duchenne muscular dystrophy with the CRISPR/Cas9 system is published in Nature Communications. Read the associated press releases from the Duke School of Engineering and FierceBiotech.
February 9, 2015 - Lauren's paper on light-inducible CRISPR/Cas9-based gene regulation is published in Nature Chemical Biology. Read Pratt's release here.
January 12, 2015 - We welcome Matt Gemberling, Ph.D. to the Gersbach Lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
January 7, 2015 - Aishu Ramamurthi and Sarina Madhavan join the lab as undergraduate research assistants.
December 17, 2014 - Pratiksha’s paper, in collaboration with the Guilak lab, on enhancing cartilage formation by induced pluripotent stem cells by manipulating cell cycle inhibitors is published in Tissue Engineering.
December 12, 2014 - The Gersbach and Asokan Labs receive a Duke-UNC Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium Collaborative Translational Research Grant to collaborate on developing in vivo genome editing technologies.
December 10, 2014 - Ami’s paper on protein engineering of transcription factors to enhance genetic reprogramming is published in ACS Synthetic Biology.
December 10, 2014 - Dave’s paper on gene editing with zinc finger nucleases for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is published in Molecular Therapy.
December 1, 2014 – Duke University licenses technology developed in the Gersbach Lab to Editas Medicine, a startup company focused on therapeutic genome engineering. Read the release from Editas,Duke, and others.
October 23, 2014 - Ami's collaboration with the Leong Lab on reprogramming cell lineage with CRISPR/Cas9-Based transcription factors is published in Stem Cell Reports.
August 15, 2014 - Tyler Klann and Liad Holtzman join the lab as PhD students in the Duke Biomedical Engineering Department.
August 13, 2014 - Ami and Dave's paper on a lentiviral system for multiplex genome engineering with CRISPR/Cas9 is published in Nucleic Acids Research.
July 8, 2014 - Ami's review on engineered TALE- and CRISPR/Cas9-based transcription factors is published in Methods.
June 27, 2014 - Pratiksha, Lauren, Ami, and Dave all present at the FASEB Science Research Conference on Genome Engineering. Congrats to Pratkisha, Lauren, and Dave for winning student travel awards!
June 26, 2014 - We receive funding from the Duke-Coulter Translational Partnership Program to advance our work on genome editing for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
June 11, 2014 - Pablo and Charlie publish an editorial on using engineered transcription factors for gene therapy and regenerative medicine in Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
June 2, 2014 - Chris Nelson joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Chris!
May 30, 2014 - Charlie co-authors a review on the engineered zinc finger protein technology in Accounts of Chemical Research.
May 21, 2014 - Dave, Dewran, Tyler, Ami, Pratiksha, Josh, Jonathan, and Charlie all present at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy. Congrats to Dave and Dewran for winning Meritorious Abstract Travel Awards!
May 10, 2014 - Dr. Ousterout graduates!
May 7, 2014 - Charlie co-authors a column in Nature Medicine on recent advances in using the CRISPR technology for gene therapy.
April 22, 2014 - Katie's paper on gene therapy for immunomodulation in cartilage tissue engineering is published in Biomaterials.
April 13, 2014 - Lauren's chapter on light-inducible zinc finger proteins is published in Methods in Molecular Biology.
April 4, 2014 - Dave successfully defends his PhD thesis. Congrats Dr. Ousterout!
April 1, 2014 - The Guilak and Gersbach labs receive an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of genetic variation in osteoarthritis.
March 4, 2014 - Charlie is quoted in a New York Times article on genome editing with CRISPR.
March 3, 2014 - Jonathan's paper is highlighted by both the NIH and Wired.
March 1, 2014 - Charlie co-authors an article on Genome Editing Technologies in Genetic Engineering News.
February 18, 2014 - Jonathan's collaborative work between the Guilak and Gersbach labs on gene therapy for cartilage tissue enginering is published in PNAS. Read Pratt's press release here.
January 31, 2014 - Cameron is going to be on Jeopardy!
January 28, 2014 - Our work with CRISPR is highlighted in New Scientist.
January 9, 2014 - Our work on genome editing for correcting muscular dystrophy is highlighted by the MDA.
December 12, 2013 - Charlie co-authors an article in Forbes.com with Tom Katsouleas, Dean of Engineeering, on the value of the iGEM competition on undergraduate engineering education.
November 22, 2013 - Dewran successfully defends his Masters thesis. Congrats Dewran!
November 1, 2013 - We are excited to have Dr. Isaac Hilton join the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
October 1, 2013 - Ami, Katie, and Suyash are featured in GenomeLife for their work, and the Gersbach Lab is highlighted for bridging the Pratt School of Engineering and the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy.
September 15, 2013 - The Gersbach Lab receives an NIH R01 grant to develop tools to precisely manipulate the human epigenome with Duke IGSP collaborators Greg Crawford and Tim Reddy.
September 1, 2013 - In collaboration with the Guilak lab, we have received funding from the Nancy Taylor Foundation to develop stem cell therapies for chronic diseases.
August 23, 2013 - Our work on CRISPR-mediated gene regulation is highlighted in a news story inScience.
August 15, 2013 - We welcome Jacqueline and Josh as our newest Duke BME PhD students.
August 1, 2013 - The Gersbach Lab is awarded funding from the Muscular Dystrophy Association to support our work on gene editing to correct Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
July 25, 2013 - Pablo's paper on CRISPR-based RNA-guided human gene activation is published inNature Methods. Read the coverage by Duke's IGSP and Genetic Engineering News.
June 4, 2013 - Dave's paper on genome editing to correct Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is published in Molecular Therapy. Read Pratt's story on the work here.
June 3, 2013 - We welcome Nishkala, Mishelle, and Josh into the lab as summer undergraduate research fellows through Duke's Howard Hughes, Pratt REU, and IGSP summer fellows programs.
May 29, 2013 - Pratiksha and Lauren are awarded predoctoral fellowships from the American Heart Association. Congrats!
May 8, 2013 - Dr. Gersbach co-authors a review article in Trends in Biotechnology on genome engineering technologies.
May 5, 2013 - Congrats to Matt and Sarek for earning the Bachelor's degrees in Biomedical Engineering!
April 20, 2013 - Dr. Gersbach recieves the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.
April 2, 2013 - Tyler's image is featured on the cover of Biotechnology Journal!
March 21, 2013 - Tyler's review article on single cell analyses and lineage commitment is published online in Biotechnology Journal.
February 28, 2013 - Pablo's paper is highlighted in the Nature Methods News and Views.
February 15, 2013 - ACS Synthetic Biology summarizes the 4th International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering.
February 5, 2013 - Pablo's paper is highlighted by Duke University and Science Daily.
February 3, 2013 - Pablo's paper on activating human genes for applications in synthetic biology is published in Nature Methods.
February 1, 2013 - Dr. Gersbach co-authors a letter to the editor in Molecular Therapy calling for an International Gene Therapy Consortium.
January 11, 2012 - Lauren recieves a Keystone Symposia Scholarship to present at the meeting onPrecision Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology. Congrats Lauren!
December 5, 2012 -Dave's collaborative work with the Segal Lab on nuclease engineering is published in Genome Research.
December 4, 2012 -Congratulations to Ami on receiving her MS degree!
November 28, 2012 -Congratulations to Cameron Kim on being named a Pratt Research Fellow!
October 25, 2012 -Lauren, Tyler, Dave, Pratiksha, Ami, Cameron, and Matt all present their work at the Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society.
October 8, 2012 -Cameron Kim is profiled by the Duke Research Blog.
September 10, 2012 -Lauren's work on light-inducible gene activation is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
September 4, 2012 -Dr. Gersbach presents at the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Genome Engineering.
September 1, 2012 -The Gersbach lab is highlighted in Duke's GenomeLIFE.
August 19, 2012 -Our review article on genome editing technologies is published in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology. Read an F1000 recommendation of this article here.
July 27, 2012 -Congratulations to Ami Kabadi for receiving a 2012 Design and Research Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society.
June 21, 2012 -Dr. Gersbach presents at the Summer Bioengineering Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
June 1, 2012 -Congrats to Dave Ousterout for being awarded a predoctoral fellowship from theAmerican Heart Association.
May 7, 2012 -Congratulations to Lauren Polstein for being awarded the Best Presentation by a Junior Graduate Student at the Duke Biomedical Engineering Annual Retreat.
May 4, 2012 -Congratulations to Ankit Rajgariah and David Yudovich for graduating with their Bachelor's degrees, and to Lauren Barth, Tyler Gibson, and David Ousterout for earning their Master of Science degrees.
April 19, 2012 -Congratulations to Lauren Polstein for winning a poster award at the Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering's Annual Kewaunee Lecture.
April 1, 2012 -The Gersbach Lab is awarded a Faculy Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.
March 15th, 2012 - Dr. Steve Bischoff joins the Gersbach Lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
December 14th, 2011 - Our work on gene targeting with synthetic enzymes is published in Nucleic Acids Research.
September 20th, 2011 - The Gersbach Lab recieves an NIH Director's New Innovator Award to support our work on genetic reprogramming. Read more here.
September 14th, 2011 - Congratulations to Lauren Polstein for being awarded the McChesney Fellowship by the Department of Biomedical Engineering!
May 15, 2011 - Congrats to Brian for being awarded his Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering!
April 16, 2011 - Pablo, Dave, Tyler, and Charlie present at the 2011 Duke Synthetic Biology Symposium. Congrats to Pablo and Tyler for winning poster awards!
April 15, 2011 - The Gersbach Lab receives a seed grant from Duke's Center for Systems Biology to study the dynamics of cell differentiation and proliferation.
April 1, 2011 - The Gersbach Lab receives an R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study gene delivery and tissue engineering.
March 29, 2011 - Dr. Gersbach receives a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
February 1, 2011 - Dr. Gersbach receives a Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award from the March of Dimes.
January 21, 2011 - The Gersbach Lab welcomes Pratiksha Thakore as a rotation student for Spring semester.
November 12, 2010 - Dr. Gersbach spoke at the 12th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society on our research progress in genome editing for gene therapies.
September 1, 2010 - The Gersbach Lab welcomes Lauren Polstein to our group as our newest graduate student.
August 12th, 2010 - Congratulations to Dave Ousterout for being awarded the Howard G. Clark III Fellowship by the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations to Tyler Gibson who was awarded Honorable Mention.
July 12th, 2010 - The Gersbach Lab welcomes Dr. Pablo Perez-Pinera to our group as a postdoctoral fellow.
July 3rd, 2010 - Our work is featured on the cover of Nucleic Acids Research.
June 10th, 2010 - Dr. Gersbach spoke at the FASEB Genome Engineering Conference on "Engineering Zinc Finger Recombinases for Targeted Genome Editing".
June 7th, 2010 - The Gersbach Lab welcomes undergraduates David, Justin, Brad, Matt, and Lauren for summer research projects.
June 4th, 2010 - Dr. Gersbach receives a Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association.