Meru Sadhu is an Earl Stadtman Investigator and head of the Systems Biology and Genome Engineering section at the National Human Genome Research Institute. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Caltech, and then did his doctoral studies at UC Berkeley with Jasper Rine. For his postdoc, Dr. Sadhu joined Leonid Kruglyak's lab at UCLA, to complement his background in classical genetics with training in quantitative genetics. He developed approaches to apply CRISPR technology to quantitative genetics questions, including using CRISPR to direct recombination, and also to examine in parallel the effects of thousands of specific genetic variants. In the Systems Biology and Genome Engineering Section, he plans to use these and other new methods to address important questions in genetics.
Posted: October 17, 2018