Tariq Warsi

Amgen

Tariq is an experienced cell and molecular biologist of over 12 years, engineering both model and non-model microorganisms for numerous applications. He is currently a Staff Scientist at Stanford University examining the molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution by combining next-generation sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in budding yeast. He also serves as a Lead Scientist at Berkeley Biolabs, where he advises current startups in the area of molecular biology and metabolic engineering. Previously, Tariq was a Senior Scientist at Aurora Algae Inc, engineering microalgae for the production of omega-3 fatty acids and biofuels.

Tariq was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he worked in Peter Sorger’s lab to identify key components of the centromere/kinetochore complex in yeast. Tariq received a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Riverside studying the mechanisms of Topoisomerase II during chromosome segregation. He is also currently Resident Biologist at Berkeley BioLabs.

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