Merlin Crossley

I have been doing molecular biology since 1985 and been in academic administration since 2004. I continue to run a large laboratory and to teach at UNSW Sydney.

My lab has a blog with posts every Friday https://wordpress.com/view/crossleylab.wordpress.com

our lab website is http://www.crossleylab.unsw.edu.au/

We work on DNA-binding proteins that facilitate epigenetic changes to turn genes on and off. We are interested in developing ways to artificially regulate the expression of particular genes. For instance, recently we have used CRISPR and other gene editing approaches to introduce beneficial mutations to boost the output of medically important genes. Such technologies may be useful in treating particular genetic diseases of the blood, like sickle cell anemia, and of metabolism, such as diabetes and obesity.

I enjoy teaching and give lectures in the area of molecular biology, genomics, epigenetics, stem cells, genetic reprogramming and genome editing.

I have written extensively on modern molecular genetics and on science teaching and education policy.



Merlin Crossley | 3 Feb 2018 |
tags: crispr, gene editing
It's an exciting field, with much to discover
 

 Search BioEdge

 Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter
rss Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed

 Recent Posts
The US should brace itself for a “national wave of fertility fraud”
19 Sep 2020
“To boldly go where no man has gone before!” – forging space bioethics
19 Sep 2020
Should India repeal its ban on sex selection?
19 Sep 2020
Whistle-blower claims that detainees in US facility were sterilised without consent
19 Sep 2020
Assisted dying activists sue to force UK doctors to change policy
19 Sep 2020

 Archive
Sep 2020 | Aug 2020 | Jul 2020 | more >>

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | rss RSS | Archive | Bookmark and Share | michael@bioedge.org

BioEdge - New Media Foundation Ltd © 2004 - 2019