June 2014 Shengdar Awarded Travel Award to speak at the 2014 FASEB Genome Engineering Conference in Nassau, The Bahamas.
May 2014 James and Yanfang awarded Meritorious Abstract Travel Awards for the 2014 ASGCT Conference.
Oct. 2013 Joung lab publishes Nature Biotechnology article showing epigenome editing using TALE-TET1 fusion proteins that can demethylate specific CpGs and activate endogenous gene promoters in human cells.
Sep. 2013 Bernstein and Joung labs publish Nature Biotechnology article demonstrating targeted epigenome editing using TALE-LSD1 fusion proteins that can induce histone modifications at endogenous enhancers in human cells.
Aug. 2013 Science magazine publishes news article on "The CRISPR Craze"
Aug. 2013 Sam starts graduate school in the Harvard BBS program
Jun. 2013 Joung lab publishes Nature Biotechnology paper describing off-target effects of CRISPR- Cas nucleases in human cells. News coverage in Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, GEN, and Biotechniques.
Apr. 2013 Biotechniques publishes article on genome engineering technologies
Mar. 2013 Joung lab publishes paper in Nature Methods demonstrating that TALE activators can induce robust and synergistic activation of endogenous human gene expression. News and Views coverage in Nature Methods.
Jan. 2013 Joung lab and collaborators publish Nature Biotechnology paper showing first in vivo demonstration of CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease-mediated genome editing (in zebrafish). News coverage in Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Methods, and Nature SciBX.
Jan. 2013 NIH Director Francis Collins spotlights Genome Editing on his blog
Jan. 2013 Keith and Jeff's trip to the 2012 San Diego Comic Con immortalized on PhD Comics
Jan. 2013 Shengdar's NIH F32 fellowship awarded
Dec. 2012 Targeted nucleases chosen as a "runner up" for Science magazine's Breakthrough of the Year 2012
Dec. 2012 TALE technology featured in news focus article published in Science magazine
Dec. 2012 Keith and Jeff's TALEN review article published in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology
Nov. 2012 Genome editing technology highlighted in Nature Methods technology feature article
Aug. 2012 James starts graduate school in the Harvard University MCO program
Jun. 2012 Keith participates in Biotechniques podcast on Genome Editing
Jun. 2012 Keith profiled by Biotechniques
May 2012 Cherie graduates and receives her Ph.D. from Harvard BBS!
Apr. 2012 Joung lab publishes high-throughput FLASH method for engineering TAL effectors in Nature Biotechnology. News coverage of the paper in Nature Methods, Nature SciBX, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN), and Biotechniques.
Jan. 2012 Genome editing with engineered nucleases selected as “Method of the Year” for 2011 by the journal Nature Methods
Dec. 2011 Gene-editing nucleases featured in a news article in the journal Biotechniques
Aug. 2011 Joung lab and collaborators demonstrate disruption of endogenous zebrafish genes using engineered TALENs in Nature Biotechnology
Aug. 2011 Article on engineered TALEN and ZFN technology published in Nature Biotechnology
May 2011 Keith receives The Jim and Ann Orr MGH Research Scholar award
Dec. 2010 Zinc Finger Nucleases spotlighted as a “Method to Watch” for Nature Methods annual “Method of the Year” feature (PDF). Context-dependent assembly paper highlighted in the article.
Dec. 2010 Joung lab and collaborators describe new Context-Dependent Assembly zinc finger engineering method in Nature Methods publication
Mar. 2010 Morgan awarded Manfred L. Karnovsky fellowship
Apr. 2009 Morgan awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research
Apr. 2006 Cherie awarded Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship