Headshot portrait of Ian Hull - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Thomas Sudhof, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Photo of Ian Hull.Ian is working to optimize the CRISPR/Cas system, a powerful new gene editing tool, for use in neuroscience research. He is investigating design algorithms for guide RNAs that effectively target genes that are important for neural function. The ability to easily edit these genes will help scientists understand the causes behind neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's or Huntington's disease.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Genome Editing in Neurons

Ian Hull1, Louise Giam2, Thomas Südhof2
[Departments of Bioengineering1 and Molecular & Cellular Physiology2, Stanford University]