Shondra Pruett-Miller, Ph.D. is an Assistant Member in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, the Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Genome Engineering (CAGE), and the Associate Director of Shared Resoucres for the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Shondra completed her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in August 2008. While at UT Southwestern, she worked in Matthew Porteus’ lab on the optimization of zinc finger nucleases for use in mammalian cells. After graduate school, she was recruited to Sigma-Aldrich as a Senior Scientist in R&D working on their CompoZr ZFN technology. In 2012, she returned to academia as the Founder and Director of the Genome Engineering and iPSC Center (GEiC) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In 2017, she joined the Faculty at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she established and is directing the Center for Advanced Genome Engineering (CAGE). Shondra has overseen the creation of over 1000 custom edited clonal cell lines, more than 250 custom edited preclinical animal models, and over 50 custom pooled gRNA screens.