Meet Britt Adamson of the University of California, San Francisco. A postdoc and member of Jonathan Weissman's lab, Britt attended the Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas Revolution meeting where she gave a talk titled "Perturb-seq -- A multiplexed single-cell CRISPR screening platform".
What are your research interests? What are you working on?
My research is focused on understanding how cells respond to stress. I am interested in the mechanisms by which cells manage and respond to environmental challenges and how interconnected stress response networks work together to monitor basic cellular processes. I use a lot of CRISPR-based technologies in my work.
Was there something specific about the Genome Engineering: The CRISPR/Cas Revolution meeting that drew you to attend?
I’ve worked with (and on) CRISPR technologies throughout my postdoc. It’s incredibly valuable to see how the field is maturing, gain new insights, and reconnect with colleagues -- all three of which I'm able to do at this meeting.
What is your key takeaway from the meeting?
My big takeaway from the meeting is that the CRISPR field is rapidly maturing from a phase of basic technology development towards a real focus on applications.
How many CSHL meetings have you attended?
This is my second CSHL meeting. Last year, I attended the Protein Homeostasis in Health & Disease meeting.
If someone curious in attending this meeting asked you for feedback or advice on it, what would you tell him/her?
It’s a great meeting for anyone interested in working on CRISPR biology, technology, or application.
What do you like most about your time at CSHL?
As an East Coast transplant in California, there is nothing more beautiful than summer in the northeast.