Chew Wei Leong

Dr

Chew Wei Leong

Dr

Biography

Dr Chew Wei Leong is Senior Research Scientist at the Genome Institute of Singapore. His team develops technologies that make pinpoint changes to genes. His work provided the first demonstrations of multi-organ gene editing, disease gene correction with CRISPR-Cas9, and insights into the safety profile of these new nucleic acid therapeutics. He holds >10 patents and technology disclosures in the areas of gene editing, gene therapy, and nucleic acid technologies. Dr Chew Wei Leong is the recipient of the President’s Science and Technology Awards – Young Scientist Award 2020. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa) from Duke University and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University with Prof. George Church. While pursuing his doctoral studies, he conducted research on therapeutic genome-editing. More information can be found on the lab website: http://chewlab.github.io

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