The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Feng Zhang

Core Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Feng Zhang is a Core Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the James and Patricia Professor in Neuroscience at the McGovern Institute at MIT. Zhang is a molecular biologist who has pioneered the development of genome editing tools based on bacterial CRISPR systems. Zhang leverages CRISPR and other methods to study the molecular mechanisms of complex human diseases, such as psychiatric and neurological diseases. His long-term goal is to develop novel therapeutic strategies for disease treatment. Zhang received his A.B. in chemistry and physics from Harvard College and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University.

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