The Power List 2020 – Advanced Medicine
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley
Early in her career, Doudna’s lab determined some of the first crystal structures of RNA and RNA-protein complexes. In 2012, she rose to fame after co-discovering the revolutionary gene editing technology, CRISPR-Cas9. She later co-founded Caribou to commercialize the technology. Recently, Doudna’s team created a COVID-19 diagnostic lab from scratch, with the capability to process more than 1,000 patient samples per day.