Present Title & Affiliation
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Genetically modified (GM) animals are the most powerful tools to understand the mechanisms underlying physiological processes and their pathological counterparts. They are also invaluable tools to search for disease modifiers and to develop and test novel treatment strategies.
Meanwhile, cutting-edge technologies such as engineered endonucleases designed to target and eventually cleave specific DNA sequences have emerged as ultimate methods to accelerate the process of genome editing and apply it to virtually any living species. Likewise, assisted reproductive techniques and gene transfer techniques have also extensively been refined, facilitating the generation of genetically modified animals for biomedical purposes.
Our transgenic core capitalizes on its own technology development program to generate customized rodent models for biomedical purposes.
Experience & Service
Assistant Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2018 - 2023
Laboratory Technician, CNS centre of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel, 2002 - 2007