“Science isn’t something you just learn about from reading a textbook, it’s something you participate in.”
Cameron Myhrvold is a postdoctoral researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Alongside his team, Myhrvold has found that Cas13-based CRISPR systems hold potential as tools to both detect viruses and destroy them.
Myhrvold completed a PhD in Systems Biology PhD at Harvard University, jointly advised by Pamela Silver and Peng Yin, where he worked at the interface of synthetic biology and nucleic acid nanotechnology, and organized proteins inside of living cells using programmable scaffolds. He also used synthetic structures for applications such as counting cell divisions.
Myhrvold was awarded a Hertz Fellowship by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation to support his graduate studies and was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for 2019. In January 2021, Myhrvold joined the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor.