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Michael Bassik, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Bio:

Michael Bassik is an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University.  He performed his Ph.D work in Stanley Korsmeyer’s lab at Harvard, exploring the role of BCL-2 family proteins in regulating cell death.  As a postdoc in Jonathan Weissman’s lab at UCSF, he helped develop new high-coverage shRNA screening libraries and mammalian genetic interaction maps, applying these to study the biology of retrograde toxins.  His laboratory at Stanford focuses on development of CRISPR/Cas9 based systems for high-throughput screening by mutagenesis, single and pairwise gene perturbation, and application of these technologies to (1) study mechanisms of cellular uptake by endocytosis and phagocytosis and (2) identify novel drug target combinations for cancer.