Alejandro Chavez | AIChE

Alejandro Chavez

Assistant Professor
Columbia University

Alex’s laboratory employs Cas9-based tools for the programmable control of DNA and RNA on genome-wide scales. His lab has generated methods that endow Cas9 with single nucleotide specificity and that enable facile genome modification, activation, or repression, both alone and in any desired combination. To facilitate the adaptation of their tools, his group makes all of their published reagents available by depositing them within Addgene, as his group believes the value of their technology is more within the research it enables than in the individual publications they produce.