Award Name : Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Medical
Location : Berkeley, California, United States
Jennifer Anne Doudna is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) since 1997.She received the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences in 2015 for her harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine.