New Brilliance of Berkeley course to feature Jennifer Doudna

March 4, 2024

Jennifer Doudna

Photo: Jennifer Doudna. Credit Keegan Houser, UC Berkeley.

This week, Professor and Nobel Laureate,  Jennifer Doudna is featured in a new spring semester course, Brilliance of Berkeley. Over 14 weeks, students will meet 28 Berkeley luminaries, including three Nobel laureates and several MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" awardees, from a wide range of fields and hear lectures about their research. Staff members can attend in person on a first-come, first-served basis. Each presentation will be recorded and made available afterward, with captions, to the campus community.

To enroll in the course visit L&S 110: Brilliance of Berkeley.

The one-unit pass/no pass course will run from noon to 2 p.m. each Friday and feature one or two faculty members a week, each delivering a 50-minute talk. Students will receive modest online assignments and invites to an array of out-of-class activities — such as a campus athletic event or musical performance — designed to help them connect with their peers and with Berkeley.

Jennifer Doudna Brilliance of Berkeley Lecture
Topic: The Chemistry of CRISPR: Origins and Opportunities of RNA-guided Genome Editing
Speaker: Jennifer Doudna
Date: Friday, March 8, 12:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Wheeler Auditorium and online

Additional Information
Berkeley News: New Brilliance of Berkeley course introduces undergrads to 28 luminaries — in one semester