The Doudna Lab

Exploring molecular mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene regulation

Collecting X-ray diffraction data at the Advanced Light Source Ancestral cGAS homologs reveal evolution of innate immune signaling Operating the ITC in our lab in Stanley Hall Macromolecular crystallography facilitated by robotics at UC Berkeley Analyzing RNA samples using gel electrophoresis in the lab

Recent publications

RNA-based recognition and targeting: sowing the seeds of specificity.

Gorski SA, Vogel J, Doudna JA.
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2017 Feb 15. doi: 10.1038/nrm.2016.174. [Epub ahead of print]

Efficient genome editing in the mouse brain by local delivery of engineered Cas9 ribonucleoprotein complexes.

Staahl BT, Benekareddy M, Coulon-Bainier C, Banfal AA, Floor SN, Sabo JK, Urnes C, Munares GA, Ghosh A Doudna JA.
Nat Biotechnol. 2017 Feb 13. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3806. [Epub ahead of print]

RNA and DNA Targeting by a Reconstituted Thermus thermophiles Type III-A CRISPR-Cas System.

Liu TY, Iavarone AT, Doudna JA1.
PLoS One. 2017 Jan 23;12(1):e0170552. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170552. eCollection 2017.

Mutations in Cas9 Enhance the Rate of Acquisition of Viral Spacer Sequences during the CRISPR-Cas Immune Response.

Heler R, Wright AV, Vucelja M, Bikard D, Doudna JA, Marraffini LA.
Mol Cell. 2017 Jan 5;65(1):168-175. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.11.031. Epub 2016 Dec 22.

Cornerstones of CRISPR-Cas in drug discovery and therapy.

Fellmann C, Gowen BG, Lin PC, Doudna JA, Corn JE.
Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2016 Dec 23. doi: 10.1038/nrd.2016.238. [Epub ahead of print]

News

Congratulations to lab alumni Blake Wiedenheft who has just been selected for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Read more about this impressive accomplishment. Congratulations Blake!