Guest: Alex Marson
Age: 39 years
Location: San Francisco
Bio: The Marson lab at UCSF is developing CRISPR engineering technologies to reprogram human immune cells to create a new class of treatments for cancer, autoimmune diseases, and infectious diseases. Alex Marson completed medical school at Harvard, Ph.D. training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT, Internal Medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s and clinical training in Infectious Diseases at UCSF. Marson received the prestigious UCSF Sandler Faculty Fellowship, which offered him an accelerated path to start his own lab. Marson is now an associate professor in the UCSF Department of Microbiology and Immunology, with joint appointments in the Department of Medicine and the Diabetes Center. He is also affiliated with the UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center. He is the scientific director of biomedicine at the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) and was selected as one of the inaugural Chan Zuckerberg Biohub investigators. His lab integrates systems-scale investigations of human T cell circuitry with functional perturbation studies, including genome editing in primary T cells.
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