Courtney Young, Ph.D.

Graduate Students Previous training: University College London, Johns Hopkins University and UCLA My research focuses on developing a CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing platform to correct the reading frame for up to 60% of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients. We have demonstrated efficacy in DMD human induced pluripotent…

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Matt Romero, Ph.D.

Previous training: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama Cells put forth complex regulatory programs that work to control their identity. These programs are unique to their respective cell types, but how do these programs start and how exactly do cells “know” how/when to become a specific type?…

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Haibin Xi, Ph.D.

Previous training: University of Miami and Fudan University Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are a superior source for obtaining skeletal muscle progenitor cells (SMPCs) for treating muscle disorders such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). My project is focusing on devloping an efficient and defined protocol…

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