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Kris Saha

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Leads research lab in biotechnology (gene therapy, cell therapy, gene editing, CRISPR, stem cell bioengineering) and leader in science policy 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 gene editing
  • Stem cell biology
  • Genome engineering and synthetic biology (e.g., gene circuits, synthetic embryos)
  • Cell therapy, biomanufacturing, immunotherapy
  • Science and democracy including various interfaces between science and the public


  • Member, National Academies' Forum on Regenerative Medicine, 2016-present
  • Co-led two national centers on gene and cell therapy
  • Emerging Leader, National Academy of Medicine
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2014
  • Rising Star Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2013