Jennifer Doudna on the Pandemic Year: The Power of Mission Driven Science
Amidst a year filled with tragedy, camaraderie and collaboration enabled scientific innovation to move society forward. Biochemist and Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna reflects on how a team of professors, researchers, volunteers and engineers pushed through physical and technical barriers to create and administer a PCR-Covid-19 test.
“My hope as we climb out of this pandemic is that we build on this cooperation, increase funding for the type of fundamental science that made our work possible, and take a science-first leadership approach to stay ahead of future threats and safeguard our health.”Jennifer Doudna, biochemist at UC Berkeley, Founder of the Innovative Genomics Institute, and 2020 Nobel Laureate for co-inventing of CRISPR technology
Read the full op-ed in the The Wall Street Journal.