Hemant Khanna

Hemant Khanna

Company: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Job title: Associate Professor

Bio:

Dr. Khanna, Ph.D. obtained his graduate degree from University of Delhi, India. He then joined University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center. After his postdoctoral training, he started his own laboratory in 2008 and moved to UMMS in 2010.His research focuses on understanding basic mechanisms to develop novel therapeutic approaches for ocular diseases.

Seminars:

Panel Discussion: Discussing the Future of Gene Therapy Delivery 10:00 am

It is evident that effective vector design to target cells both more effectively and safely is a vital aspect of creating a successful gene therapy platform. Delivery to the eye specifically brings unique challenges, and therefore choosing the right vector to deliver the cargo will be central to any ophthalmic program. This panel discussion will…Read more

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Discovering Novel Ways to Deliver Larger Genes to the Eye 9:30 am

• Delivering cargo to target cells using multiple AAV vectors • Discussing recent data to show progress on delivery of larger genes to the eye • Exploring the potential of AAV to deliver larger proteins compared to alternative approaches (e.g. non-viral)Read more

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