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Zebrafish as a Discovery Platform

Lecturer: Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.

Lecture Time:Nov.2,2017 9:00-10:00 AM

Lecture Place: Lecture Hall 502, Building 703, DushuLake Campus of Soochow University

  Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D., is co-founder of Lifengine Technologies and is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ekker received double BS degrees in Genetics and Developmental Biology, and Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois where he conducted genome science work with Dr. Carl Woese.Dr.Ekker camed a PhD in Molecullar Biology and Genetics at the John Hopkins University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

  Dr.Ekker has been conducting genome engineering for 30 years. He was President of the zebrafish Disease Models Society, and is Edditor-in -Chief of the Zebrafish journal and Associated Director of the Clinical and Translational Sciences PhD Program.Dr.Ekker is co-founder of three biotech companies and one non-profit. Dr.Ekker was founding Derector of Amold and Mabel Beckham Center of Transposon Research (noe is called the Center for Genome engineering tools include transposon,morpholino antisense oligonucleotides, and targeted genome editing methods including nuclear and mitochondrial programming in zebrafish and other organisms. Dr.Ekker also serves on the advisory boards of several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

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