Jui-Chen Tai, PhD
Postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School, and Broad Institute
Dr. Jui-Chen Tai is a senior postdoctoral fellow in the Gusella and Talkowski laboratories in the Center for Genomic Medicine of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and a trainee in the Program in Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute. He developed an innovative CRISPR-Cas9 strategy to generate reciprocal deletions and duplications by targeting segmental duplications (SDs) to model human genomic disorders, such as intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia (Tai et al. 2016, Nature Neuroscience). His long-term career goal is to uncover mechanisms underlying human neurological disorders and develop potential therapeutics. He received his B.S. and master’s degree from National Yang-Ming University. During his Ph.D. training at National Defense Medical Center, he studied cellular and molecular mechanisms in spatial learning and memory.