Professor S Chandrasegaran PhD

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore USA

Current Positions

Expert – TPF
Research & Teaching – Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Senior US Fulbright Scholar – IISc, Bangalore

Past Positions

1992 – 2001 Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University,
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department ofEnvironmental Health Sciences

Education

Education

PhD – 1981 Chemistry Georgetown University, U.S.A.

M Sc – 1976 Chemistry Presidency College, University of Madras, India

B Sc 1974 Chemistry Tagore Arts College, University of Madras India

Post-doctoral Training

1981 – 1984 Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biochemistry, Division of Biophysics,
School of Hygiene and Public Health

BIO

Dr Srinivasan Chandrasegaran is a Senior Scientist and Professor of Genome Studies in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA. Dr Chandrasegaran is an an alumni of Presidency College, Chennai, and obtained his PhD in 1981 from George Town University. He is the inventor of the “Zinc Finger” methodology (ZFN) of synthetic genome editing. ZFNs offer a general way to deliver a targeted site-specific Double-Strand Break (DSB) to the genome. The ZFNs were originally developed in Johns Hopkins Laboratory under Dr S Chandrasegaran’s leadership. They have become powerful tools for enhancing gene-targeting in cells. He is leading teams that are working on chemical synthesis of Chromosome IX. He has published many research papers and is a frequent speaker on the subject across the world. His work has initiated a new era of “Biology by Synthesis”. This has huge potential for addressing India’s agriculture and public health requirements.

Professional Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1985 – 1986 Research Associate, Johns Hopkins University,
School of Medicine, Department of Molecular
Biology and Genetics

1986 – 1992 Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University,
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health Sciences

1992 – 2001 Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health Sciences

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