#62 – Kiana Aran & CRISPR-Chip

In today’s episode, KGI Dean of Research Larry Grill talks with Assistant Professor Kiana Aran.

Researchers have found multiple applications for the CRISPR gene editing technology since it came into use by the scientific community. Aran is the first to combine the power of CRISPR’s nucleic acid targeting with the ultra sensitivity of graphene, making it possible to digitally detect DNA without amplification.

Aran led the multi-university research team responsible for the work described in the paper “CRISPR-Chip: A CRISPR-based Graphene-enhanced Field Effect Biosensor for Electronic Detection of Unamplified Target Genes,” which was published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering on March 25, 2019.