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Leszek Lisowski, PhD, MBA

Leszek Lisowski, PhD, MBA
Children's Medical Research Institute
*Associate Professor*

What is your current professional status?

Associate Professor

What is your work setting (i.e. academic institution, government organization (i.e. FDA, NIH, etc.), bio-industry/pharmaceutical company, etc.)

Academic Institution

What is your scientific area of research?

Liver gene therapy and AAV.

Why do you want to be a mentor?

My career was shaped in a significant way by great mentors I was lucky to have from my early years. I want to give the same opportunity to a new generation of scientists.

As a mentor, what are you hoping to gain from this experience?

I would like to meet and potentially establish ongoing relations with young and upcoming researchers. I can imagine such interactions may lead to securing great students/postdocs for my own group.    

How important are the following in the selection of a mentee: (1 – 5 scale, 1 = most important, 5 = least important)

            a. Compatibility of Scientific Specialties - 1
            b. Geographic Location - 3
            c. Professional Status / Success - 2
            d. Compatibility of Career Path - 3
            e. Communication Style - 2

Summarized in a brief paragraph (150 words or less), please provide a biography that describes who you are and what you do in the field of gene and/or cell therapy.

I recently relocated from the Salk Institute in San Diego to Australia to take on a dual role as a manager of a Vector and Genome Engineering Facility and as a Translation Vectorology Group Leader (Associate Professor) at Children's Medical Research Institute. My research concentrates on vector based gene therapy to treat a number of liver disorders (both inborn and acquired, such as hemophilia and HCV) and on development of novel AAV vectors for gene delivery and endonuclease-free genome editing.

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