Gene Therapy in ArthritisDate Added: 6/3/2005 10:30:00 AM
Last Updated: 6/3/2005 10:30:00 AM
Description of projects available to graduate students:
Our lab has been studying gene delivery to synovium in both in vitro and in vivo models of arthritis. The long-term goal is to develop improved therapy for arthritis by means of gene transfer to the joint. We are identifying novel targets of disease and developing means of blocking disease pathways using gene transfer. We have been studying viral and non-viral vectors and have recently been focusing on AAV vectors, which have unique transduction effects in rheumatoid synoviocytes.
Techniques graduate student will learn:
viral vector construction
live cell imaging
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