Casey A. Maguire, PhD

The Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard University, Assistant Professor of Neurology

What is your current professional status?

 Assistant Professor of Neurology

What is your work setting?

Research Hospital

What is your scientific area of research?

Gene therapy with AAV vectors and exosomes

Why do you want to be a mentor?

To help young scientists make tough decisions for their future by discussing the pros and cons of my own experiences.

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

 Hoping to gain as mentor: Satisfaction of maybe providing some useful guidance to young scientists that may help them avoid some unnecessary hurdles.           

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

Provide a biography that describes who you are and what you do in the field of gene and/or cell therapy.

Dr. Maguire is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained a PhD in 2006 from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has over 15 years of preclinical experience in development of virus vectors (adenovirus and adeno-associated virus) to overcome in vivo biological barriers such as pre-existing immunity and enhanced transduction of refractory cells.

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