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Congratulations to my mentor for her Innovator of the Year Award!

“When you get where you’re goin’, don’t forget turn back around. Help the next one in line. Always stay humble and kind”. These lyrics from Tim McGraw (yes, I like him, so what?!) remind me of Mavis Agbandje-McKenna. She is the queen of AAV… she’s basically the queen of…

Congratulations Kaitlyn Calabro for receipt of an F31 Predoctoral Fellowship!

Kaitlyn Calabro was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship. The overall goal of Kaitlyn’s proposal, “Exploring MYO7A function in novel mouse models and improving AAV-Dual Vector Gene Therapy for Usher Syndrome 1B” is to generate the necessary preclinical data to initiate…

Congratulations Tyler McCullough!

The Boye Lab congratulates its newest doctoral candidate, Tyler McCullough! He passed his qualifying exam with flying colors and is slated to fast track to graduation! Congrats Tyler! Additional congrats are in order for his first paper presentation at an international conference (ARVO, Honolulu 2018)!…

Congratulations Dr. Valentina Lozano!

Proving that we can effectively bridge our clinical and research faculty, Valentina was awarded 1st place for Outstanding Achievement in the Resident Research Symposium at the Master’s in Ophthalmology Meeting this past weekend in Orlando. She was recognized by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology for her efforts in evaluating…

Tyler McCullough wows at the COM BMS 2018 Seminar Series

Tyler presented his work to develop an AAV-CRISPR/Cas9- based therapy for autosomal dominant CORD6 at this week’s College of Medicine Biomedical Sciences seminar series. Despite looking somewhat sad to be discussing phototransduction here, he was actually quite excited! …

Congratulations Tori Makal!

The Boye Lab congratulates Tori Makal (nee Fielding) both on successful completion of her qualifying exam/new doctoral candidate status and on her marriage!…