Shengdar Tsai Assistant MemberSt. Jude Children's Research HospitalDr. Tsai is an Assistant Member in the Department of Hematology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His lab currently focuses on genome editing technologies for therapeutics, with a special interest in potentially curative genome editing strategies for treatment of hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disease. Previously, he has developed methods for high-throughput genome editing with TALENs, and for defining and improving the genome-wide specificity of CRISPR-Cas nucleases. Dr. Tsai completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Ph.D. in Functional Genomics and M.S. in Bioinformatics from North Carolina State University, and B.S. from the University of Michigan.