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Nicolas Wein, PhD

Nicolas Wein, PhD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
*Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor*

What is your current professional status?

Postdoctoral fellowship transitioning to Assistant 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?

RNA and DNA editing; Muscular Dystrophy

Why do you want to be a mentor?

To share my recent experience about how to find job in academia or in industry and what are the necessary steps. I spent a lot of time and effort to understand this transitioning process and I would like to share this recent experience with trainees.

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

To help young trainees to promote the next generation of scientists, but also to develop future research connections.     

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 - 3
            b. Geographic Location - 5
            c. Professional Status / Success - 2
            d. Compatibility of Career Path - 4
            e. Communication Style - 1

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.

My main interests lie in Human Genetics and Gene Therapy. In particular, my research focuses on the pathophysiology and development of therapies for neuromuscular disorders. As a postdoctoral fellow at OSU/Nationwide Children's Hospital and as a graduate student at the University of Aix-Marseille with Dr. Nicolas Levy, I developed a relevant gene transfer and exon-skipping therapies for two neuromuscular disorders and acquired expertise in genome editing via the novel CRISPR/Cas9 system. I am currently a postdoctoral scientist but will be transitioning to an Assistant Professor position this July. My lab will focus on RNA and DNA editing and gene transfer as therapies for neuromuscular disorders, but it will also include more fundamental research on muscle function.

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