Back To Schedule
Tuesday, October 18 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wellness - Breakthrough for Safer Gene Editing

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, check-in, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
The most common gene delivery approaches are virus-based. These approaches are often highly efficient but can cause unwanted immune responses. This JABSOM lab has developed new non-viral strategies to overcome many of the limitations of virus-based vectors. This is the first proof of  concept that RNA can be used to target transposition to the human genome.

avatar for Ira Zunin

Ira Zunin

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his MD from UCLA, with a residency in Preventive Medicine, and a MPH. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Zunin has studied Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Hawai’i... Read More →

avatar for Jesse B. Owens

Jesse B. Owens

Jesse B. Owens, PhD, grew up in Keaukaha on the Big Island and attended Hilo High School. After his undergraduate work at the University of California/Santa Cruz in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, He returned to Hawaii to work with Dr. Stefan Moisyadi at JABSOM to... Read More →
avatar for David Segal

David Segal

Dr. David Segal received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah, studying how to stimulate recombination with double-strand breaks in DNA. During his postdoctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute he helped create the first zinc finger nucleases. At UC Davis, he focuses on... Read More →
avatar for Johann Urschitz

Johann Urschitz

Johann Urschitz, PhD, is interested in prenatal biology, especially in the origins of fetal growth abnormalities. Pregnancies that are complicated by fetal growth abnormalities are associated with increased perinatal morbidity and mortality and increases the risk for the child of... Read More →

Tuesday October 18, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm HST