The Use of CRISPR-Cas9 Technology to Reveal Important Aspects of Human Airway Biology

  • Azzeddine DakhamaEmail author
  • Hong Wei Chu
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1799)


The CRISPR-Cas9 technology is a powerful tool that enables site-specific genome modification (gene editing) and is increasingly used in research to generate gene knockout or knock-in in a variety of cells and organisms. This chapter provides a brief overview of this technology and describes a general methodology applicable to human airway biology research.

Key words

CRISPR-Cas9 Gene editing Lentivirus Lung Airway epithelium Primary cells 



This work was supported by the following grants from NIH: 1U19AI125357, R01HL122321, R01AI106287, and R01HL125128.

The authors wish to thank Max Seibold, Jamie Everman, and Ari Stoner (Dr. Max Seibold’s Lab, National Jewish Health, Denver) for technical advice and support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineNational Jewish HealthDenverUSA

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