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RNA Therapeutics Institute

  • Neil Aronin

    Neil Aronin, MD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience

    Focus: Neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.

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  • Robert H. Brown, Jr.

    Robert H. Brown, Jr., MD, DPhil

    Academic Role: Professor and Vice Chair

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Neurology, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research

    Focus:Identification of gene defects in neuromuscular diseases; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

  • Guangping Gao

    Guangping Gao, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, Horae Gene Therapy Center, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Penelope Booth Rockwell Chair in Biomedical Research

    Director, Horae Gene Therapy Center

    Focus: Adeno-associated virus vectors for gene therapy of genetic diseases including Canavan Disease

  • Michael R. Green

    Michael R. Green, MD, PhD

    Academic Role: Chair and Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, Program in Molecular Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Vice Provost for Strategic Research Initiatives

    Director, UMMS Cancer Center

    Lambi and Sarah Adams Chair of Genetic Research

    Co-Director, The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research
    Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Member, National Academy of Medicine
    Member, National Academy of Sciences

  • Allan S. Jacobson

    Allan S. Jacobson, PhD

    Academic Role: Chair and Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Lambi and Sarah Adams Chair of Genetic Research

    Focus: Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in model systems and genetic disorders

  • Anastasia Khvorova

    Anastasia Khvorova, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Program in Molecular Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Focus: Therapeutic gene silencing in vivo.

  • Gary R. Ostroff

    Gary R. Ostroff, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Program in Molecular Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Focus: Using small to macromolecular drug delivery to phagocytes to modulate inflammation and pathologies associated with infectious, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Joel Richter

    Joel Richter, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Program in Molecular Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Arthur F. Koskinas Chair in Neuroscience

    Focus: Translational control in meiosis, mitosis, and neuronal synaptic plasticity. Fragile X syndrome.

  • Jonathan K. Watts

    Jonathan K. Watts, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Focus: Therapeutic gene silencing with chemically modified antisense oligonucleotides.

  • Zuoshang Xu

    Zuoshang Xu, MD, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Focus: Mechanism and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases including FTD and ALS.

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