NIH administers first clinical trial treatment for GM1 gangliosidosis, a lysosomal storage disorder

NIH administers first clinical trial treatment for GM1 gangliosidosis, a lysosomal storage disorder

The first clinical trial of a gene therapy treatment based on discoveries made by UMass Medical School and Auburn University researchers has been administered in a child at the National Institutes of Health. UMMS researchers Heather Gray Edwards, PhD, DVM, and Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, collaborated with colleagues at Auburn University on the research.

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Research

Research

Amir Mitchell lab engages high school classes in superbug research via online portal

Amir Mitchell lab engages high school classes in superbug research via online portal

Under the guidance of Amir Mitchell, PhD, 250 high school students from Massachusetts, California and Israel have had the opportunity to research one of medicine’s biggest challenges today—the emergence of superbugs.

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Nucleic Acid Therapeutics for Neurological Diseases
CRISPR-SONIC: targeted somatic oncogene knock-in enables rapid in vivo cancer modeling.
Single-Cell RNA-Sequencing-Based CRISPRi Screening Resolves Molecular Drivers of Early Human Endoderm Development.
Nuts, Cardiovascular Health, and Diabetes
Education

Education

Ashley Matthew receives HOPE scholarship from Biomedical Science Careers Program

Ashley Matthew receives HOPE scholarship from Biomedical Science Careers Program

MD/PhD candidate Ashley Matthew was awarded a HOPE Scholarship from the Biomedical Science Careers Program. She accepted the two-year, $7,500 award at the “Evening of Hope” celebration held at Harvard Medical School on April 25.

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Community

Community

Women’s Faculty Awards honor excellence across career spectrum

Women’s Faculty Awards honor excellence across career spectrum

The 19th Women’s Faculty Awards Luncheon honored women in science and health care for achievements throughout their careers. Faculty were recognized for early career achievement, clinical service, mentoring, education and science.

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Students

Students

Medical students named inaugural Mick Huppert Community Health Scholars

Medical students named inaugural Mick Huppert Community Health Scholars

Medical students Divya Bhatia, Emily Nuss and Vanessa Villamarin are conducting local public health projects as the first recipients of the Mick Huppert Community Health Scholar Award, established to honor the memory of the late faculty member Michael Huppert, MPH, and his commitment to improving community health.

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