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Dr. Calabro Receives NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Program Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kaitlyn Calabro for her receipt of the competitive NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Program award! Kait’s award will relieve the stress of paying back student loans while she conducts her postdoctoral studies to develop a gene therapy for MYO7A- associated Usher syndrome (USH1B). The NIH Loan Repayment Programs…

Dr. Boye is Featured in UF’s Unstoppable Minds Podcast

Unstoppable Minds features the real stories of students and faculty overcoming challenges to tackle the world’s greatest obstacles. It dives into the breakthroughs and backstories of the people powering real world change from the University of Florida. Dr. Boye talks about her journey in academia and what led her to…

Boye Lab Presents 5 Projects at this Year’s Virtual ASGCT Meeting

Dr. Boye, Dr. Calabro, Dr. Crosson, Siddhant (‘Sid’) Gupte and Russell Mellen all had the pleasure of presenting their newest data at the first virtual ASGCT meeting. Dr. Boye gave an update on the novel AAV capsids she has developed for intravitreal injection. Dr.

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 navigated social distancing rules to do a much reduced number of experiments, but have made up for time lost in lab by writing grants and…

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 pediatric retinal disease, cone-rod dystrophy. Dr. Kaitlyn Calabro presented her work to develop a dual AAV vector-mediated therapy for MYO7A Usher syndrome. We also took…

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 she taught the kiddos (including Brett Looney’s son!) what it meant to be a scientist. Here she is showing them how cool you…

Merry Christmas BLM, 2019!

It wouldn’t be a BLM Christmas party without an epic White Elephant gift exchange. This year’s winners- my new Danny Devito pillow and Russell’s fashionable shirt. Love you crazy kids!…