2021 Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Award for Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Industrial Professionals

October 28th, 2021|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Kotaro Yoshioka, MD, PhD Department of Neurology and Neurological Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Biography: Kotaro Yoshioka received his PhD in 2016 from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Japan), where he has developed a unique double-stranded ASO technology, “Heteroduplex oligonucleotide (HDO)” in the laboratory [...]

2021 Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Award for Graduate Students Winner Mr. Hassan Fakih

October 28th, 2021|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Mr. Hassan Fakih Department of Chemistry, McGill University Biography: Hassan obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the American University of Beirut in 2016. Then, he Joined the Sleiman Lab at the Chemistry department of McGill University to pursue his doctorate degree. His work [...]

Annabelle Biscans, PhD, AstraZeneca

August 30th, 2020|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Annabelle Biscans, PhD, AstraZeneca Designing New Chemically Engineered siRNAs for Extrahepatic Delivery Biography: Annabelle Biscans obtained her PhD in chemistry from the University of Montpellier (France) in 2015, where her work focused on the chemical synthesis of RNA prodrugs for the development of new therapeutic [...]

Chantal M. Ferguson, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School

August 30th, 2020|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Chantal M. Ferguson, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School RNAi modulation of APOE as a potential therapeutic for Alzheimer Disease Biography: Chantal joined the Khvorova Lab in 2017 with an interest in developing new tools to understand and treat neurological disorders. Her thesis [...]

2019 Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Bruno M.D.C. Godinho, PhD

March 15th, 2019|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Bruno M.D.C. Godinho, PhD RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMass Medical School Biography: Bruno Godinho received his PhD in Pharmacy from University College Cork (Ireland) in 2014, where he studied formulation-based approaches for siRNA delivery to the central nervous system (CNS). His work from graduate school [...]

2018 Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Justine N. deGruyter & Kyle Knouse

March 15th, 2018|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Justine N. deGruyter NSF Graduate Research Fellow Baran Laboratory, The Scripps Research Institute Biography: Justine deGruyter is a New Mexico native and received her B. S. in Chemistry from New Mexico State University, where she graduated with highest honors in 2014. Shortly thereafter, Justine [...]

2017 Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Karyn Schmidt, PhD

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Karyn Schmidt, PhDDana-Farber Cancer InstituteTalk Title: Inhibiting the Androgen Receptor Interaction with the Long Non-Coding RNA SLNCR using 2’-FANA-Modified Oligonucleotides Decreases Melanoma Invasion and Proliferation.Biography: Karyn Schmidt received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester in 2013, where she studied in the laboratory of J. [...]

2016 Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Winner: Mayumi Takahashi, PhD

March 15th, 2016|Categories: Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship|

Mayumi Takahashi, PhD Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope Talk Title: Inhibition of HIV-1 by Gymnotically Delivered 2′-Deoxy-2′-Fluoro-D-Arabinonucleic Acid Modified Antisense Oligonucleotides (2′-FANA ASOs) Biography: Mayumi Takahashi, PhD, received B.Sc in 2005, M.Sc in 2007 and Ph.D. in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Akira [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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