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Featured Alumni

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Alexandra Glucksmann

Sandra Glucksmann - Chief Operating Officer

Editas Medicine

Sandra Glucksmann is an alumna of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology here at the University of Chicago.

Sandra serves as chief operating officer at Editas Medicine, a transformative genome editing company, which utilizes CRISPR/Cas9 and TALENs technologies to build a novel class of human therapeutics that enables precise and corrective molecular modifications to treat disease at the genetic level. She is also the chair of the Board of Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST).

Sandra was recently on campus as an invited speaker for the Multicultural Graduate Community’s Diversity in Science seminar, and was interviewed by grad student Joyce Pieretti.

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Mark Anastasio

Mark Anastasio, Professor

Washington University in St. Louis

Mark Anastasio received his PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Chicago in 2001, and is currently a professor of biomedical engineering at Wash U.

His current research projects include the development of advanced X-ray, optical, and acoustical imaging systems that are based on wave physics and can provide important structural and physiological tissue information.

To learn more about Mark's research, visit the Computational Bioimaging Laboratory website.

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Gregory Davis

Gregory K. Davis - Associate Professor

Bryn Mawr College

Gregory K. Davis (Developmental Biology, 2002) is an associate professor in the Department of Biology at Bryn Mawr College.

With his undergraduate students, he studies the environmentally cued, discrete, alternate phenotypes exhibited by the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, focussing in particular on its reproductive polyphenism. His lab is also interested in the historical roles aphids have played in the development of genetics and embryology during the early 20th century.

asexual female pea aphid