Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society

2021 Mary Ann Liebert Publishers, Inc. Young Investigator Award

October 28th, 2021|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Alex Garanto, PhD Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc) Biography: Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Garanto is currently an Assistant Professor at the Departments of Pediatrics and Human Genetics of the Radboudumc in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). He obtained his PhD from the University of Barcelona in 2011 [...]

Maja M. Janas De Angelis, PhD, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

August 30th, 2020|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Maja M. Janas De Angelis, PhD, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Advancing the Safety and Reach of RNAi Therapeutics Biography: Maja Janas De Angelis, PhD, DABT is currently an Associate Director, Investigative Toxicology, at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biochemistry from [...]

2019 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Holly Kordasiewicz, PhD

October 28th, 2019|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Holly Kordasiewicz, PhD Ionis Pharmaceuticals Biography: Dr. Holly Kordasiewicz is an Executive Director in the Neuroscience Drug Discovery Departments at Ionis Pharmaceuticals. Holly heads a team focused on identifying antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, including drugs now in clinical trials for ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, [...]

2018 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Yizhou Dong, PhD

September 19th, 2018|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Yizhou Dong, PhD Associate Professor The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 434 Riffe Building, 500 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Office: 614-292-3771 Email: dong.525@osu.edu Biography: Yizhou Dong is an Associate Professor ofCollege of Pharmacy at The Ohio [...]

2017 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Keith Gagnon, Ph.D.

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Keith Gagnon, PhD. Southern Illinois University Talk Title: A ‘Guided’ Tour of an Early Career in RNA and Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Biography: Dr. Keith T. Gagnon earned his Ph.D. from NC State University under the direction of Dr. E. Stuart Maxwell. His thesis investigated the [...]

2016 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Aurélie Goyenvalle, PhD

February 15th, 2016|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Aurélie Goyenvalle, PhD University of Versailles Saint Quentin Talk Title: Preclinical Development of Tricyclo-DNA Antisense Oligonucleotides for the Treatment of Neuromuscular Diseases Biography: Aurélie Goyenvalle received her PhD in Virology at the University of Paris VII in 2006 from her work at Genethon in France, [...]

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 [...]

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” [...]

2013 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Jonathan K. Watts, PhD

February 15th, 2013|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Jonathan K. Watts, PhD University of Southampton Biography: Jon received his PhD in 2008, working with MasadDamha (McGill University). His doctoral work included the development of two new oligonucleotide analogues, an exploration of why 2′-fluorinated oligonucleotides show such high binding affinity, and studies on the [...]

2012 OTS Young Investigator Award Winner Xianbin Yang, PhD

February 15th, 2012|Categories: Young Investigator Award|

Xianbin Yang, PhD AM Biotechnologies Biography: Xianbin Yang, bioorganic chemist, graduated from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Beijing Medical University in 1988. Xianbin obtained his Master of Medicine at Beijing Medical University in 1995 and his Ph.D in 1998, after which he became a postdoctoral [...]

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