Jesse is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Genetics and the Children’s Heart Center Basic Sciences and Engineering (BASE) Initiative. The Engreitz Lab aims to map the regulatory wiring of the genome to understand the genetic basis of heart diseases. Previously, Jesse was currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and the Broad Institute, where he developed large-scale CRISPR tools to map enhancer-gene regulation, and launched the Variants-to-Function (V2F) Initiative to connect genetic disease variants to their molecular and cellular functions. Jesse completed his PhD in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where he studied long noncoding RNAs with Eric Lander and Mitch Guttman.
Prior to Vertex, Dr. Altshuler was a Founding Core Member, Deputy Director and Chief Academic Officer at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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