Concurrent Speaker :
Shondra Pruett-Miller, PhD
Cell and Molecular Biology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Shondra Pruett-Miller, PhD is an Assistant Member in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and the Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Genome Engineering at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She completed her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in August 2008. While at UT Southwestern, Dr. Pruett-Miller worked in Matthew Porteus’ lab on the optimization of zinc finger nucleases for use in mammalian cells. After graduate school, she was recruited to Sigma-Aldrich as a senior scientist in R&D working on their Compozr ZFN technology. In 2012, Dr. Pruett-Miller returned back to academia as the Founder and Director of the Genome Engineering and iPSC Center (GEiC) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she and her team of 13 scientists completed thousands of genome editing projects using CRISPR-Cas9. Just last year, she joined the Faculty at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she set up and is directing the Center for Advanced Genome Engineering (CAGE).