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Members of the VIDE Group

About us

Our research group consists of scientists at all academic levels who work together towards developing the next-generation of rAAVs and other therapeutic platforms. Our researchers are diverse and hail from a range of training backgrounds.  Many of our research objectives are in collaboration with the Gao Lab and other prominent scientists in the Horae Gene Therapy Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Phil Tai, PhD

Assistant Professor
phillip.tai2 at umassmed.edu

Phil graduated from UC Berkeley (BA, Molecular and Cellular Biology), and University of Washington (PhD, Biochemistry). His research focuses on the development of next-gen sequencing methodologies to profile AAV vector genome quality, and discovery and characterization of natural AAV capsid isolates for vectorization and gene therapy.

 

Yukiko Maeda PhD copy.jpgYukiko Maeda, PhD

Instructor
Yukiko.Maeda at umassmed.edu

Yuki graduated from Tokyo Medical Dental University (Ph.D., Molecular Pharmacology), Japan. Her research focuses on the discovery and characterization of natural AAV capsid isolates, AAV immunology, and AAV-based gene therapies for bone, cartilage, and joint disorders.


Manish Muhuri, PhD

Instructor
manish.muhuri at umassmed.edu

Manish obtained his BS degree (Hons) in Microbiology and MS degree in Biomedical Sciences from University of Delhi, India, and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research areas include AAV immunology and cancer immunology. Currently, he is working towards developing strategies to circumvent AAV based transgene and capsid immunity.

Mengtian Cui, PhD

Postdoc Associate
Mengtian.Cui1 at umassmed.edu






Sandhiya Ravi, PhD

Postdoc Associate
Sandhiya.Ravi1 at umassmed.edu






Brian Rossmiller, PhD

Postdoc Associate
Brian.Rossmiller at umassmed.edu

 

 

 

 

Tam Tran, PhD

Postdoc Associate
NgocTam.Tran at umassmed.edu

 



 

Tom Leland, MSc

Graduate Student
Thomas.Leland at umassmed.edu






Suk Namkung, MSc

Graduate Student
Suk.Namkung at umassmed.edu





 

Hillary Barnett, MLA

Research Associate I
Hillary.Barnett at umassmed.edu






Wei Zhan, BS

Research Associate
Wei.Zhan at umassmed.edu






Jackson McGowan, BS

Research Technician
Jackson.McGowan at umassmed.edu






Morgan Mooney, BA

Research Technician
Morgan.Mooney at umassmed.edu







Eddie Viscasillas, MS

Research Technician
Eduardo.Viscasillas-Reyes at umassmed.edu







Mitchell Yip, BA

Research Technician
Mitchell.Yip at umassmed.edu