Maria Jasin is on the faculty of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, USA. She graduated with a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and did postdoctoral research at the University of Zürich and Stanford University. Her research has focused on the repair of DNA breaks in chromosomes in several contexts. Her laboratory performed the first gene editing experiments, which provides the paradigm for approaches for genome modification by HDR and NHEJ. Currently under investigation are recombination mechanisms and the roles of the breast cancer suppressors BRCA1 and BRCA2, chromosomal translocation mechanisms and modeling, and meiotic progression with her collaborator Scott Keeney.
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