- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Genetics, molecular biology, neuroscience, bioethics, science policy
Exploring the potential for gene editing therapeutics in neurogenetic diseases
In this project, you would learn about various neurogenetic diseases, gene editing therapeutics, and current advancements in these fields. You will also learn how to critically analyze scientific papers. This would culminate in a review of the topic that could be submitted for publication to a scientific journal like the International Journal of High School Research.
Considering the ethics of gene editing: where we are and where it could go
If you've watched the movie GATTACA or read Brave New World, you've seen science fiction at work depicting alarming societies where gene editing controls social hierarchies and both physical and social outcomes. As CRISPR and other gene editing technologies become more commonplace, is this the world we are destined to create? Where should the line be drawn, and who should draw it? In this project, you will explore real-world gene editing cases and the ethical questions that could arise from their implementation. This could be presented in a series of blog posts, podcast episodes, or as a single speech.