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Christian Lorson

Fields of Interest Molecular Genetics Gene Therapy Education Ph.D. 1997, University of Missouri-Columbia B.A. 1991, Colorado College Research Statement Molecular basis of spinal muscular atrophy; RNA processing; gene therapy. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disorder that is the leading genetic cause of infantile death. SMA is the most common inherited motor neuron

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Dongsheng Duan

Home Department website Fields of Interest Gene Therapy Education Ph.D. 1997, University of Pennsylvania Research Statement Application of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) in gene therapy. Research Focus: Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) transduction biology Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene therapy Duchenne cardiomyopathy Canine model of muscular dystrophy Free radical in muscle function and ageing. Research Funding:

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Donald Burke

Fields of Interest Mechanism and evolution of catalysis by ribozymes. Education Ph.D. 1992, University of California, Berkeley Research Statement Understand the mechanism and evolution of catalysis by ribozymes and the molecular basis of retroviral inhibition by RNA-based drugs. Both aptamers and ribozymes are found in nature and can be isolated from combinatorial libraries containing ~1015

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