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Lunch & Learn: Intro to Viral Vectors

During this free virtual event, experts in the field will dive further into viral vectors, a common delivery approach used in gene therapy. Join us for this free Lunch & Learn!


12 – 12:05 p.m.
Stefanos Koutsoukos, University of Colorado School of Medicine

What Are Viral Vectors?
12:05 – 12:25 p.m.
Speaker: Lauriel Earley, PhD, Senior Scientist, Shape Therapeutics, Inc.
Dr. Earley will introduce how and why viral vectors are used as a common delivery approach for gene therapies. Learn about the different types of viral vectors and what makes them suitable to target different diseases.

Safety First
12:25 – 12:40 p.m.
Speaker: Carmen Unzu, PhD, Principal Investigator, Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA)
Dr. Unzu will review research related to the safety profile of viral vectors. Attendees will learn how safety is prioritized in developing viral vectors, as well as concerns that exist related to immunosuppression, immunity, and re-dosing.

Moderated Q&A
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Last Updated: 01/30/2024

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