Christopher Vakulskas, Ph.D. · Senior Staff Scientist, Integrated DNA Technologies
Dr. Christopher Vakulskas, Ph.D. is a senior staff scientist in the molecular genetics research division of Integrated DNA Technologies. He has a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Iowa, where he studied genetic regulatory circuits in pathogenic bacterial species. He was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Florida where he studied RNA binding proteins and post-transcriptional gene regulation.
At IDT, Dr. Vakulskas has been involved in managing contract research services, leading process development for CRISPR protein purification and evolving novel CRISPR proteins with useful functions for commercialization. He conceived and executed a screen that led to the creation of a high-fidelity Cas9 mutant that was recently used to perform therapeutic gene editing in a recent issue of Nature Medicine.Back to Schedule