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Our Research Focus

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The focus of our research is developing viral vector-based gene replacement strategies for the treatment of inherited ocular disease. Our current goals are:

  • to develop AAV-based gene therapy approaches for delivering genes to the outer retina (notably foveal cones) following intravitreal delivery
  • to develop an AAV-based gene therapy for treatment of GUCY2D-Leber congenital amaurosis-1 (LCA1)
  • to develop dual AAV vector platforms that are capable of delivering large transgenes (> 5kb)
  • to develop AAV-CRISPR/Cas9- based treatments for inherited retinal disease
  • to develop AAV vectors capable of targeting retinal bipolar cells to correct Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB) and restore vision via optogenetics.

Recent News

Tyler McCullough wows at the COM BMS 2018 Seminar Series

Tyler presented his work to develop an AAV-CRISPR/Cas9- based therapy for autosomal dominant CORD6 at this week’s College of Medicine Biomedical Sciences seminar series. Despite looking somewhat sad to be […]

Dr. Boye awarded the 2018 Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award

This award is presented to investigators 45 yrs old or younger who are working in areas of translational research. It honors Dr. Carl Camras, who is highly respected for his […]

Congratulations Tori Makal!

The Boye Lab congratulates Tori Makal (nee Fielding) both on successful completion of her qualifying exam/new doctoral candidate status and on her marriage!

Congratulations to our newest doctoral candidate, Kaitlyn Calabro!

While Hurricane Irma may have delayed her a week, it didn’t stop Kait Calabro from successfully passing her qualifying exam on September 18th. Congratulations on surviving the toughest moment of […]

Inaugural Mentor Match Celebration

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences recognized their Fall 2016 cohort of students who have all successfully selected a mentors and research concentrations. We are happy that Tyler McCullough matched […]

Upcoming Events

Boye Lab Research will be featured in 10 talks/posters at international meetings this month!

We welcome everyone to come hear our talks/visit our posters at this year’s Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit, ARVO and ASGCT meetings. Below is a list of all […]

January 23rd, 2017- Ciliated Senses: Biology, Pathology, and Treatment” — Center for Vision Research symposium

Boye lab research (owed mostly to graduate student Kaitlyn Calabro) to develop a dual AAV vector-mediated strategy to treat MYO7A Usher syndrome (USH1B) will be featured in this symposium.

Dr. Scalabrino’s Commencement Ceremony

We are excited to celebrate our newest doctor at the Annual College of Medicine Graduate Convocation on Thursday, April 28, 11:00-12:00. Miranda and I will be tirelessly practicing the hooding […]

ARVO- Seattle

Looking forward to presenting Boye Lab research May 1st-5th in Seattle! Sunday, May 1st, 1:30-3:15: Shreyasi Choudhury’s poster, “Novel Methodology for Creating Primate Retina with Sortable Cell Populations: Monday, May 2nd, […]

Miranda Scalabrino’s Final Defense- March 18th, 9:00 am

Please join me on Friday, March 10th at 9:00 am in C1-4 of the Communicore for Miranda’s seminar entitled, “Adeno Associated Viral Gene Therapy Targeting On Bipolar Cells Restores Function in […]


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