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Members of the VIDE Group

About us

Our research group consists of scientists at all academic levels who work together towards developing the next-generation of rAAVs and other therapeutic platforms. Our researchers are diverse and hail from a range of training backgrounds.  Many of our research objectives are in collaboration with the Gao Lab and other prominent scientists in the Horae Gene Therapy Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Phil Tai, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Phil graduated from UC Berkeley (BA, Molecular and Cellular Biology), and University of Washington (PhD, Biochemistry). His research focuses on the development of next-gen sequencing methodologies to profile AAV vector genome quality, and discovery and characterization of natural AAV capsid isolates for vectorization and gene therapy.


Yukiko Maeda PhD copy.jpgYukiko Maeda, PhD

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Yuki graduated from Tokyo Medical Dental University (Ph.D., Molecular Pharmacology), Japan. Her research focuses on the discovery and characterization of natural AAV capsid isolates, AAV immunology, and AAV-based gene therapies for bone, cartilage, and joint disorders.

Manish Muhuri, PhD

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Manish obtained his BS degree (Hons) in Microbiology and MS degree in Biomedical Sciences from University of Delhi, India, and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research areas include AAV immunology and cancer immunology. Currently, he is working towards developing strategies to circumvent AAV based transgene and capsid immunity.

Mengtian Cui, PhD

Postdoc Associate
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Sandhiya Ravi, PhD

Postdoc Associate
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Brian Rossmiller, PhD

Postdoc Associate
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Tam Tran, PhD

Postdoc Associate
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Tom Leland, MSc

Graduate Student
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Suk Namkung, MSc

Graduate Student
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Hillary Barnett, MLA

Research Associate I
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Wei Zhan, BS

Research Associate
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Jackson McGowan, BS

Research Technician
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Morgan Mooney, BA

Research Technician
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Eddie Viscasillas, MS

Research Technician
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Mitchell Yip, BA

Research Technician
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