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Dr. Nate Jowett Named Co-Investigator of $700k Gilbert Family Foundation Grant

Dr. Jowett is pictured here with post-doctoral fellow, Dr.Adeeb Derakshan

Congratulations to Nate Jowett MD PhD, Director of the Surgical Photonics & Engineering Laboratory at Mass Eye & Ear and co-Investigator on a new Gilbert Family Foundation Gene Therapy Initiative Award exceeding $750,000. Led by Casey Maguire, PhD, the research will evaluate a next generation viral vector gene therapy approach to target Schwann cells. These cells play critical roles in the normal function and regeneration of motor and sensory nerves of the head and neck. The work carries potential to advance outcomes for patients undergoing nerve transfers and repairs.

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