July 27, 2018
Hertz Fellow David Schaffer has been selected for the Bakar Fellows Program, which supports faculty working to apply scientific discoveries to real-world issues in the fields of engineering, computer science, chemistry and biological and physical sciences. Schaffer, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, bioengineering and molecular and cell biology and director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, studies the gene therapy vector adeno-associated virus (AAV) which has seen success in clinical trials for a number of rare diseases.
With the Bakar Fellows program, Schaffer hopes to engineer cell lines that can produce more of the AAV vector, bringing it closer to widespread clinical use.
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