CRISPR: Gene Editing Technology
May 20, 2019
Dipali (Dipa) Sashital
CRISPR: Gene Editing Technology

She received her B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2001 and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2006.

As a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow with Jennifer Doudna at University of California, Berkeley, she studied the mechanism of DNA targeting by CRISPR-Cas systems.

Following a brief postdoc with Jamie Williamson The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Dr. Sashital joined the faculty at Iowa State in January, 2014.

The Sashital lab studies the mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas adaptive immunity using a combination of genetic, biochemical, biophysical and structural tools.