Maria P. Limberis, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Research Associate Professor

What is your current professional status?

Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine & Executive Director, Program for Comparative Medicine

Gene Therapy Program, Perelman School of Medicine

What is your work setting?

Academic Institution

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Maria Limberis has a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Liverpool John Moores University, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Adelaide. Maria joined the GTP as a post-doctoral researcher in 2003 working on cystic fibrosis. Maria is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Penn. Her research is focused on engineering AAV-based prophylaxis for airborne infectious diseases that include influenza, and developing AAV vectors for treatment of airway and retinal genetic diseases. Maria is the Executive Director of the Program for Comparative Medicine and oversees the animal use programs at GTP. Maria is President of the Hellenic Medical Society of Philadelphia, co-chair of the New Investigator Committee and a member of the Respiratory and GI Tract Committee of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy. Maria has more than 40 scientific publications, a book chapter, and is co-inventor on two patent applications.

“The very essence of the GTP is its unwavering perseverance to discover and translate therapies for patients affected by life-altering genetic diseases and forever change lives.”

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