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Lunch & Learn: Gene Therapy 101

If you are looking to get a better understanding of gene therapy, join us for this free Lunch & Learn! During this educational session, experts in the field will review different gene therapy approaches, disease applications, and research processes, and describe the current state of the field. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A for attendees. This event will be held in collaboration with National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the ASGCT Patient Education Program.


12 – 12:05 p.m. 
Ali Kujawski, MPH, Patient Outreach Manager, ASGCT 
Jennifer Helfer, PhD, Senior Director, Patient Advocacy and Engagement, Encoded Therapeutics Inc. 

Understanding the Basics  
12:05 – 12:25 p.m.
Speaker: Phillip Tai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Horae Gene Therapy Center, UMass Chan Medical School
This talk will introduce the key concepts of gene therapy. Attendees will learn how gene therapy works, the different types, and the important role of viral vectors and protein production.  

Landscape of Gene Therapy
12:25 – 12:40 p.m.
Speaker: Rachel Bailey, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
This talk will review the research and development process of gene therapy. Attendees will also learn more about the scope of disease applications, along with both the challenges and growth within the field.   

Moderated Q&A
12:40 – 1:00 p.m.  

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Last Updated: 01/30/2024

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