Samira Kiana

First name: 
Samira
Last name: 
Kiana
Title: 
Assistant Professor
Institution: 
Arizona State University
Location: 
Tempe, AZ
Research synposis: 
Our lab focuses on developing controllable genetic circuits by combining the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) technology with design principles of synthetic biology. We seek to precisely control the location, the timing or logic of function of Cas9 and multiple gRNAs so that we can develop safer and more controllable gene therapy platforms or employ the tools for sophisticated reprogramming of cellular function and fate.