Director, Disease Gene Engineering
Children’s Mercy Research Institute
Scott Younger, Ph.D., is the Director of Disease Gene Engineering within the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Kansas City. His laboratory is focused on dissecting the molecular mechanisms through which rare genetic variants identified in patients at Children's Mercy lead to disease. Younger joined Children's Mercy from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where his group worked on the development of new methodologies to expand the utility of CRISPR-based genetic screens. Prior to working at the Broad Institute, he completed his postdoctoral studies at Harvard University as an American Cancer Society Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also received an M.S. in biotechnology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a B.S.I. in bioinformatics from Baylor University.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM