Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Professor of Molecular Biology, UNSW
I have been doing molecular biology since 1985 and been in academic administration since 2004. I continue to run a large laboratory and to teach at UNSW Sydney.
My lab has a blog with posts every Friday https://wordpress.com/view/crossleylab.wordpress.com
our lab website is http://www.crossleylab.unsw.edu.au/
We work on DNA-binding proteins that facilitate epigenetic changes to turn genes on and off. We are interested in developing ways to artificially regulate the expression of particular genes. For instance, recently we have used CRISPR and other gene editing approaches to introduce beneficial mutations to boost the output of medically important genes. Such technologies may be useful in treating particular genetic diseases of the blood, like sickle cell anemia, and of metabolism, such as diabetes and obesity.
I enjoy teaching and give lectures in the area of molecular biology, genomics, epigenetics, stem cells, genetic reprogramming and genome editing.
I have written extensively on modern molecular genetics and on science teaching and education policy.
Feb 02, 2021 13:12 pm UTC| Science
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