Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna Shares $100,000 Award for Biomedical Research

Jennifer Doudna, the Li Ka Shing Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is sharing the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research given by Johnson & Johnson Inc. She is sharing the award with Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Hannover Medical School and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Germany. The pair is being honored for “their discovery of a new DNA editing strategy” that is “one of the most significant breakthroughs in molecular biology in the past decade,” according to the Johnson & Johnson. The award includes a $100,000 prize.

Dr. Doudna is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Earlier this year, Professor Doudna received the $100,000 Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences.

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