Feng Zhang, PhD (Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator ’12–’14), of the Broad Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, was named one of three recipients of the 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The awards from the Vilcek Foundation recognize young foreign-born biomedical scientists, 38 years old or younger, who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. He is recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of CRISPR genome editing. Watch Zhang describe his research and share his personal story in the video below.

Read more about Zhang’s achievements here.

This article was originally published by Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. It is republished with permission.