Our Research

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

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Meet Dr. Boye

Dr. Shannon E. Boye received her B.S. in marine biology with a minor in chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2001. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Florida in 2006. Her thesis work involved developing viral vectors for the treatment of retinal disease, specifically GUCY2D Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA1).

Dr. Shannon E. Boye

Recent Lab News

Missing each other but getting it done!

COVID-19 has changed everything. I’ve become a 6th and 4th grade teacher on top of being a PI. My students, postdocs, and staff have carefully…

Boye Team using Zoom Meeting online to meet during COVID-19 Outbreak

Rare Disease Day 2020

Today, Feb. 28th, the BLM helped celebrate Rare Disease Day. Russell Mellen presented his work to develop an AAV-CRISPR/Cas9- based approach for a…

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Community Outreach

On February 25th, Dr. Calabro showed what being a good scientist is all about. She served as a guest lecturer at P.K. Yonge elementary school where…

Kait showing school age kids what it is like to be a scientist