Lina M. Leon is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Joseph Bondy-Denomy’s group at UCSF and a recipient of the HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. Prior to her graduate work, she completed a B.S. in chemistry at the University of Florida and was awarded an HHMI undergraduate research fellowship that she completed at UCSF.
Lina’s work primarily focuses on the biological underpinnings of Cas3-based CRISPR immunity and phage-encoded anti-CRISPR activity. She is eager to apply these lessons learned from bacteria and phage to develop and improve on genome engineering using Cas3.