TJ Cradick, PhD

CRISPR Therapeutics, Head of Genome Editing

What is your current professional status?

Head of Genome Editing, CRISPR Therapeutics

What is your work setting (i.e. academic institution, government organization, bio-industry/pharmaceutical company, etc.)?


What is your scientific area of research?

Therapeutic Gene Editing

Why do you want to be a mentor?

I tremendously appreciated and continue to value the mentoring that I receive and hope to share what I have learned from my time in academia and industry.

As a mentor, what are you hoping to gain from this experience?

I hope to be an active participant, sharing and helping to train the next generation. I also hope to meet and be inspired by new scientists and doctors.

How important are the following in the selection of a mentee: (1 – 5 scale, 1 = most important, 5 = least important)

  • Compatibility of Scientific Specialties: 3
  • Geographic Location: 5
  • Professional Status / Success: 4
  • Compatibility of Career Path: 2
  • Communication Style: 2

Please provide a biography that describes who you are and what you do in the field of gene and/or cell therapy:

TJ has been working in the field of gene editing for >15 years, including researching Zinc Finger Nucleases, TALENs and CRISPR across a range of targets and indications. In addition, he has co-authored a number of bioinformatic web tools, including ZFN-site, SAPTA (TALEN design), PROGNOS (TALEN and ZFN off-target), and COSMID (CRISPR off-target with bulges). TJ has been in a number of research settings in academics (MIT, UCSF, U Iowa, Georgia Tech) and industry (Repligen, Tularik, Sangamo, CRISPR Therapeutics, etc) and can share insights on transitioning between the different settings.

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