Derek Jantz, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer & Strategy


Derek Jantz has led the development of Precision’s allogeneic CAR T and in vivo editing platforms since co-founding Precision BioSciences. Trained as a protein engineer, Derek was an early developer of zinc finger technology and spent most of his early research career designing proteins for genome editing applications. He has a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and conducted his postdoctoral work in the Biochemistry department at Duke University. He is an inventor on more than 50 gene editing patents and has over a dozen gene editing publications.