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Janice Chen, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Mammoth Biosciences, Inc.
Janice Chen is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Mammoth Biosciences, a company she co-founded with Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna. Mammoth is a biotechnology company leveraging its discovery and engineering of novel CRISPR systems to develop the next generation of CRISPR based products across diagnostics and therapeutics. Janice received her PhD from the Doudna Lab at University of California, Berkeley. She investigated mechanisms of CRISPR proteins and developed technologies leading to multiple papers and patents, and co-invented the programmable CRISPR-based detection technology called DETECTR®. Janice was selected as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare, Business Insider’s 30 Under 40 in Healthcare, Endpoints Top 20 Women in Biopharma, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, SF Business Times Most Influential Women, and delivered a TEDx talk on the potential for CRISPR to democratize diagnostics.