David Schaffer is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience. In 1993, he received his bachelor of science from Stanford University and in 1998 he earned his PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA, before taking his position at UC Berkeley in 1999. At Berkeley, Schaffer applies engineering principles to enhance stem cell and gene therapy approaches for neuroregeneration. This work includes mechanistic investigation of stem cell control, as well as molecular evolution and engineering of viral gene delivery vehicles.
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