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Weissman-Jonathan is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco. With Jennifer Doudna, he is co-director of the Innovative Genomics Institute of Berkeley and UCSF. His development of the technique of Ribosome Profiling, as well as CRISPRi and CRISPRa, giving us the ability to turn on and off any desired gene, are revolutionizing both basic science and medical research. Weissman-Jonathan received his undergraduate physics degree from Harvard College. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked with Peter Kim, Dr. Weissman pursued postdoctoral fellowship training in Arthur Horwich's laboratory at Yale University School of Medicine.  

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