No school enjoys a more loyal and proud body of alumni than Holmes High School. The alumni contribute significantly to our city, state and nation. The Covington Education Foundation will honor five outstanding graduates at its annual Hall of Honors celebration on October 9. We will highlight each nominee in the coming days.
Our second honoree is Dr. Jeff Smith. He graduated from Holmes High School in 1991. He is one of the true pioneers in the genome editing industry and madesome of the key observations that led to the first successful engineered editing nucleases. He is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Precision Biosciences.
Dr. Smith received his graduate degree from Johns Hopkins while developing and characterizing custom nucleases for genome engineering. Continuing his work in protein engineering at Duke University, Dr. Smith helped create the foundation for the ARCUS platform. He is an inventor on more than twenty-five foundational, issued patents involving the production and use of genome editing tools.
Please help us celebrate Dr. Smith on October 9. Go to https://cefhallofhonors.eventbrite.com for tickets.