About John Rinn

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John Rinn, PhD, is a respected presence in the RNA and genome biology fields who held tenured responsibilities as a professor at Harvard University. Working within the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, John Rinn undertook research in areas such as RNA sequencing, CRISPR, and CRISPR-CAS9.

Dr. Rinn has completed a number of long term research projects, including the National Institutes of Health-sponsored “RNA and Chromatin Formation: From Discovery to Mechanism.” From 2010 to 2014, he sought to better define the roles of long non-coding RNAs in creating chromatin structure. 

Dr. Rinn has achieved extensive recognition for his efforts, including as a Thomson Reuters Most Influential Scientist. He also received the National Academy of Sciences Distinctive Voices award in 2014. Active in his field, Dr. John Rinn previously was a senior associate with the Broad Institute. He has authored more than 100 primary scientific publications over the course of his career.