Dr. Giedrius Gasiunas is Chief Scientific Officer, who leads R&D projects at CasZyme. He also is a senior researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology of Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, and member of Young Academy of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. He obtained a PhD in Biochemistry at Prof. V. Siksnys laboratory (Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University) in 2012. During the PhD he studied the mechanism of Cas9 protein activity, demonstrating that it is the programmable RNA guided DNA endonuclease. Giedrius Gasiunas is a co-author of 28 scientific publications, which are cited more than 3050 times and was involved in several Cas9 related patent applications.