Omar O. Abudayyeh is an M.D.–Ph.D. student in the Harvard–Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Health Sciences and Technology program. In the laboratory of Feng Zhang at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, his doctoral research focuses on the discovery and characterization of novel CRISPR proteins, such as Cpf1, C2c1 and Cas13a/C2c2, in bacteria for the purpose of expanding the genome-editing toolbox and studying mammalian biology. His recent work has focused on using the RNA-targeting CRISPR system Cas13 for building a transcriptome engineering toolbox for applications in diagnostics and therapeutics.
Harvard–Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)