2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Lei Stanley Qi, Bioengineering and Chemical & Systems Biology

Photo of USRP student Cindy Nguyen in the laboratory, working with cell dishes inside a fume hood.Cindy is investigating the role that the three-dimensional organization of the human genome plays in regulating gene expression. She will be using CRISPR/dCas9 technology, a catalytically dead version of the CRISPR genomic editing system, to study the functional consequences of gene repositioning and the potential for developing a tool for long-term transcriptional control in human cells.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

Human Chromatin Reorganization Using a CRISPR/dCas9-Based Dimerization System

Cindy Nguyen1, Haifeng Wang1, Stanley Qi1
[Department of Bioengineering1, Stanford University]