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Chiba-Falek selected for multidisciplinary Bass Connections project

Thursday, January 10, 2019
By Jennifer Kornbluth

Duke's Bass Connections selected a project by Ornit Chiba-Falek, PhD, Boris Kantor, PhD (Duke Neurobiology) and Misha Angrist's, MFA, PhD (Science and Society), under its Brain & Society theme. Their project, Gene Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease: Novel Therapies and Ethical Aspects of Somatic Gene Editing, will advance development of new gene therapy technologies that will target age-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Students will conduct research on Alzheimer’s disease etiology and mechanisms using cutting-edge genome editing technologies and state-of-the-art stem cell techniques.

Bass Connections is a university-wide initiative that brings students and faculty together to tackle complex societal challenges. Working in interdisciplinary research teams, students of all levels collaborate with faculty, postdocs and outside experts to conduct cutting-edge research.

(A version of this article originally appeared on Duke Neurobiology's webpage. Read that here.)