Jennifer Doudna
#1354 Overall Influence

Jennifer Doudna

American biochemist

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Jennifer Doudna is a Li Ka Shing Chancellor Chair Professor for the Department of Chemistry and Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, she has been a professor at the University of California at San Francisco and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes. She earned a B.A. in biochemistry from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology from Harvard Medical School.

She is best known for her work with CRISPR. She, along with her colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier, were the first to suggest that genes could be edited or reprogrammed, now considered one of the most impactful discoveries ever made in the field of biology.

For her work in gene editing, she has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the Gruber Prize in Genetics, the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience and in 2016, she was runner-up for the Time magazine Person of the Year, alongside her fellow CRISPR colleagues.

She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Inventors. Doudna has been awarded the LUI Che Woo Prize for Welfare Betterment and, in 2020, earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, alongside Emmanuelle Charpentier, “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

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Jennifer Anne Doudna is an American biochemist known for her pioneering work in CRISPR gene editing. She is a Li Ka Shing Chancellor Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Pomona College
Pomona College

Private liberal arts college in Claremont, California, United States

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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University of California, San Francisco
University of California, San Francisco

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#149 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Biology
#1165 World Rank #365 USA Rank
Chemistry
#1423 World Rank #322 USA Rank
Earth Sciences