Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public
Arik Shams is interested in the intersections of genome editing, bioethics, and science policy. As a Kavli Center Fellow, Shams plans on learning and working on a number of projects in these areas, with emphasis on CRISPR technology implementation in agriculture and energy, capacity-building to mitigate global food insecurity, and training new scientists in issues of science justice, bioethics, and social impact. Shams received a B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi, and did two years of post-baccalaureate research at the National Institute of Health. Shams received a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley in the lab of Dr. Dave Savage, working on engineering CRISPR proteins for new functions.