Adair Borges is a Biomedical Sciences PhD candidate at UCSF with a Bachelor of Science from University of Pittsburgh as a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Her doctoral research in Dr. Joseph Bondy-Denomy’s lab focuses on the discovery and characterization of a novel set of bacteriophage encoded proteins: anti-CRISPR proteins. These proteins, discovered by Dr. Bondy-Denomy in 2013, are the first proteins discovered to inhibit CRISPR-Cas function. The Bondy-Denomy lab studies the CRISPR/anti-CRISPR arms race in bacteriophages and bacteria to better understand microbial ecosystems and to discover novel reagents for CRISPR biotechnology.
University of California, San Francisco