Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 6:30p -
14 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Alcohol, Date Idea, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Tech, University, Food, Meetup
Science by the Pint is a free science café in which we invite a Boston-area research lab out to a pub or brewery to chat science over a cold one or two. The events are geared toward a general audience – all are welcome and no experience is necessary!
This week's event features:
Gene Editing as a Therapy for Human Blood Diseases
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Bauer
Where/When: Thursday, November 21st at 6:30pm, Aeronaut (14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143)
The Bauer lab is interested in developing innovative therapies for human disease, focusing on the blood system. We are especially interested in using CRISPR gene editing to understand how genetic problems corrupt blood cells, and how these could be reversed. We integrate investigations of genetics, molecular biology, and experimental hematology, using immortalized cell lines, primary patient samples, and animal models. Research from our lab has demonstrated a highly efficient CRISPR approach to re-activate fetal hemoglobin in adult red blood cells, which could lead to a cure for sickle cell disease, one of the most common genetic diseases in the world.
We hope to see you there!