K.Cooper2Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego, USA
Tuesday, January 14, 8:00 AM / Town & Country Ballroom

Talk Title:  "Super-Mendelian Inheritance Mediated by CRISPR–Cas9 in the Female Mouse Germline"

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Dr. Kimberly Cooper is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Cell and Developmental Biology of the UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences. Dr. Cooper received her Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Cecilia Moens at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where she studied the genetics of hindbrain motor neuron specification and cellular behavior. Her interest in limb development and the diversity of form in animals drew her to a postdoctoral position with Dr. Cliff Tabin in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Her laboratory at UC San Diego has continued this work to understand the cellular and genetic mechanisms that reshape the limb skeleton during evolution using the laboratory mouse a bipedal rodent, the three-toed jerboa. Toward an effort to understand complex genetic traits, which range from evolution to disease, she has pioneered an approach to achieve genotype conversion from heterozygosity to homozygosity in mice using genetically encoded CRISPR/Cas9 elements. For her work, Dr. Cooper has received numerous awards, including the Searle Scholar Award, Pew Biomedical Scholar Award, and an NSF CAREER award.