Northwest Genome Engineering Consortium
Advances in technology have allowed scientists around the world to decode the genes that determine how all kinds of living things work. The Northwest Genome Engineering Consortium is working on the next frontier in biology: learning how to precisely modify those genes. Our work will enable scientists to correct genes that are defective and cause disease, or modify genes to enhance biotechnological processes like food or biofuel production.
Consortium Director and Scientists
Rawlings, David, 1PL1HL092557-01: CELL AND VIRUS CORE and LINK MISSING...1RL1HL092553-01: GENE REPAIR IN MURINE HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS, 1TL1HL092556-01: INTERDISCIPLINARY TRAINING IN GENOME ENGINEERING
- Ulge UY, Baker DA, Monnat RJ Jr. Comprehensive computational design of mCreI homing endonuclease cleavage specificity for genome engineering. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Feb 1. PMID: 21288879
- Paddock MN, Bauman AT, Higdon R, Kolker E, Takeda S, Scharenberg AM. Competition between PARP-1 and Ku70 control the decision between high-ﬁdelity and mutagenic DNA repair. DNA Repair (Amst). 2011 Mar 7;10(3):338-43. PMID: 21256093
- Mak AN, Lambert AR, Stoddard BL. Folding, DNA Recognition, and Function of GIY-YIG Endonucleases: Crystal Structures of R.Eco29kI. Structure 2010 Oct 13;18(10):1321-31. PMCID: PMC2955809
- Thyme, SB, Jarjour J, Takeuchi, R, Havranek, JJ, Ashworth J, Scharenberg AM, Stoddard BL, Baker D. Exploitation of homing endonuclease binding energy for catalysis and design. Nature. 2009 Oct 29;461(7268):1300-4. PMCID: PMC2771326
- McConnell Smith A, Takeuchi R, Pellenz S, Davis L, Maizels N, Monnat RJ Jr, Stoddard BL. Generation of a nicking enzyme that stimulates site-specific gene conversion from the I-AniI LAGLIDADG homing endonuclease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 31;106(13):5099-104. PMCID: PMC2664052
Northwest Genome Engineering Consortium Scientists. From left, top row: Andrew Scharenberg, M.D., David Baker, Ph.D., Hans-Peter Kiem, M.D., Nancy Maizels, Ph.D.; second row: Raymond Monnat Jr., Ph.D., David Rawlings M.D., Barry Stoddard Ph.D.