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Kris Saha

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Expert on human biotechnologies, gene editing, CRISPR, stem cell biology, tissue engineering, science policy, human disease modeling and bioethics

Associate professor, biomedical engineering; Retina Research Foundation Kathryn and Latimer Murfee Chair; WID College of Engineering School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-316-4313 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @sahakris


  • CRISPR and human gene editing
  • Stem cell biology
  • Genome engineering and synthetic biology
  • Cell therapy, biomanufacturing, immunotherapy
  • Science and democracy including various interfaces between science and the public


  • Member, National Academies' Forum on Regenerative Medicine, 2016-present
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2014
  • Rising Star Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2013
  • Testbed Co-Lead, NSF Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT,