Chat: Samantha Scharenberg (MD-PhD student at Stanford)


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Samantha Scharenberg is a second year MD-PhD student at Stanford University. She did her undergraduate at Stanford. There, she studied lysosomal storage diseases at the laboratory of Dr Matthew Porteus (the legend).

We talked about science and her research: lysosomal storage diseases; the use of genome-editing technologies, specifically CRISPR/Cas9 to engineer a patient's own blood stem cells as a curative therapy for their genetic disease; and challenges that remain in brining genome-editing to the clinic and hopeful visions for future applications of genome-editing technologies. We also talked about her journey, rock climbing, career, and more.

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