2015 Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Jana McCaskill, PhD

March 15th, 2015|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Jana McCaskill, PhD University of Edinburgh Biography: Jana received her PhD in 2014, working with Nigel McMillan at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (Australia). Her doctoral work focused on the development and systemic liposomal delivery of respiratory syncytial virus and Hendra virus targeted siRNAs. [...]

2015 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Frank Rigo, PhD

February 15th, 2015|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Frank Rigo, PhD Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Biography: In 2002, Frank completed his undergraduate studies in molecular biology and biochemistry at Marquette University. From 2002-2008, Frank earned his Ph.D. at UCLA in the Biochemistry Department under Harold Martinson. There, he dissected the mechanistic basis for how [...]

Interview with Takenori Shimo, Doctoral Candidate at Osaka University

August 21st, 2014|Categories: Featured Members|

Takenori Shimo received both his B.S. and M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Osaka University, Japan. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University. His research interests include nucleic acid chemistry, especially modulating splicing by using antisense oligonucleotides.

2014 Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Dale Guenther

March 15th, 2014|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Dale Guenther University of Idaho Biography: Dale Guenther is a graduate student at the University of Idaho working under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Hrdlicka. Her graduate research centers on the development of energetically activated duplexes, termed Invader probes, for mixed-sequence recognition of dsDNA. These [...]

2014 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Michael Gantier, PhD

February 15th, 2014|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Michael Gantier, PhD Monash Institute of Medical Research Biography: Dr.Gantier, was trained as a biological engineer in one of France’s elite schools, l’Université de Technologie de Compiegne, between 1998 and 2002. He completed his 3-year PhD on “The roles of double-stranded RNAs in mammalian cells” [...]

Interview with Fritz Eckstein, PhD – OTS Honorary Board Member

September 7th, 2013|Categories: Featured Members|

Science: Q: Paul Zamecnik and Mary Stephenson in 1978 reported the very first studies on antisense mechanisms of gene silencing. Since the inception of this field – how far have we come – both in basic and therapeutic research & development? A: The original antisense mechanism has been joined

2013 Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Guizhi Zhu, PhD

March 15th, 2013|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Guizhi Zhu, PhD University of Florida Biography: Guizhi Zhu received his PhD just this summer from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is a member of the Tan Research Group (Department of Chemistry, Shands Cancer Center) which focuses mainly on molecular sciences for biomedical [...]

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