Professional Development Cafés

CRISPR-mediated Regulation of Myogenesis + Disease

June 14, 2024 | 01:00 PM CT


  • Speaker: April Pyle, PhD

    Dr. Pyle is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG), and a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (BSCRC) at UCLA.
  • Moderator: Graca Almeida-Porada, MD, PhD, Wake Forest University

What: A Professional Development Café

The objective of this interactive discussion is to sustain the ongoing discourse regarding the utilization of CRISPR/Cas9 in conjunction with older technologies in order to reimagine gene and cell therapy treatments, particularly for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Why: Dr. Pyle's lab is developing approaches to directly deliver CRISPR components in vivo, as well as combining gene editing and muscle progenitor cells for restoring muscle function in DMD.

Dr. Pyle, one of the pioneering scientists behind the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), will dive into the innovative strategies for combining CRISPR and iPSCs to develop groundbreaking therapies for DMD. Following the talk, engage in a live 30-minute Q&A session with Dr. Pyle and fellow registrants.


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