NON VIRAL GENE THERAPY RESEARCH. Great progresses have been done with the aim of developing non viral procedures for gene transfer that would be safe and efficient. In this sense, we must remark the success obtained in:
Gene Therapy Research
Dr. Yi Lu graduated with a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Fudan University in Shanghai, China in 1984, and a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA in 1992. After completing his postdoctoral training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, USA, Dr. Lu joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN, USA in 1995 as the Director of Gene Therapy, Department of Urology.
New avenues of research are constantly needed to establish experimental and therapeutic protocols that may lead to a better understanding and management of major human diseases. Gene-based approaches are promising tools to achieve these goals, in particular those based on the use of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors as vehicles for candidate gene sequences.