SCBE Invited Speaker Seminar - Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD - 09/22/2020
From karen jarnagin on October 19th, 2020
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Dr. Porteus is an Associate Clinical Professor and attends at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital where he takes care of pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He completed his combined MD, PhD at Stanford Medical School, and residency in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. For his fellowship and postdoctoral research, he applied homologous recombination as a strategy to correct disease causing mutations in stem cells as definitive and curative therapy for children with genetic diseases of the blood, particularly sickle cell disease. His research program continues to focus on developing genome editing by homologous recombination as curative therapy for children with genetic diseases but also has interests in the clonal dynamics of heterogeneous populations and the use of genome editing to better understand musculoskeletal diseases.