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Genetic Manipulation: Bio Mods & CRISPR Cas9

Location: The Mount

Speaker: Dr. Gabor Banyai

Dr. Gabor Banyai is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology studying the underlying mechanism of RNA-templated DNA repair. He started his career as a molecular biologist at the University of Debrecen in Hungary and spent a year at King’s College London as an exchange student on an Erasmus scholarship. He earned his PhD degree in medical science at the University of Gothenburg studying the relationship between gene expression regulation and cell cycle. He published his findings in four peer-reviewed articles. Prior to his current position, he spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at The George Washington University and Children’s National in Washington D.C. studying pediatric dysphagia and learning methods in the field of developmental neuroscience. He currently uses budding yeast as a model organism and CRISPR/Cas9 technology to study transcript RNA-templated DNA repair.