When he’s not busy conducting gene therapy experiments at the bench, our very own K. Tyler McCullough graciously volunteers his time at UF Health where he brightens the day of many a patient by introducing them to his trusty sidekick, “Mack”. Mack’s biggest fans are found on the pediatric floor and in the psychiatric unit. Tyler fondly recalls one particular interaction after a patient pet Mack and began to cry. “These are happy tears”, they said, “don’t worry… happy tears. It just feels so good to feel emotion again”. Enough said.
Thank you Tyler for being both a great scientist and a great human being.