Dr. Nanami Kikuchi

Dr. Nanami Kikuchi
Dr. Nanami Kikuchi
Postdoctoral Scholar
2018-2019 Cohort
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering
  • The Synthetic Biology Laboratory for the Deciphermnet of Genomic Codes
  • Roee Amit
  • Lab website

Dr. Kikuchi earned her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Central Florida. She is already an expert in engineering nucleic acid-based molecular devices that could be used in a mix-and-read format for point-of-care molecular diagnostics. Now she will be turning to the field of genetic engineering, which has become not only easier and faster, but also more efficient, thanks to the discovery of CRISPR, a genome editing system. At the Technion’s Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, she will be conducting experiments using the CRISPR/Cas9 system for deciphering genomic codes. Her work is part of a large international program investigating the regulatory rules of RNA sequences. Her advisor comments that this “is akin to understanding the basic genomic algorithm for each and every living organism, and will allow us to tailor individual treatments for various medical conditions based on a person’s individual genomic make-up, with the potential to revolutionize medicine as we know it today.”