Natalia Rivera-Torres, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

B.S. University of Puerto Rico
M.S. Delaware State University
Ph.D. University of Delaware

Dr. Natalia Rivera-Torres is a Research Scientist and is credited with elucidating the mechanism of homology directed repair in human cells in a process known as Single-Strand Template Repair (SSTR) or ExACT, EXcision And Corrective Therapy. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware, her dissertation focused on CRISPR Directed Targeted Gene Alteration: Mechanism to Application. Her work has led to a fundamental understanding of how gene repair is carried out in human cells and how this process may vary in a variety of different patient samples. She is now focusing on developing a platform for predicting gene editing outcomes in diverse patient population with Sickle Cell Anemia.