Diego S Fajardo

Diego S Fajardo,

Biological Scientist III

Department: MD-PEDS-CELL / MOLEC THERP DIV
Business Phone: (352) 273-7413
Business Email: diegof@ufl.edu

About Diego S Fajardo

Diego Fajardo received his PhD in Plant molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Florida. He has conducted research involving the application of molecular and genetic techniques to understanding how biological processes work and applying that knowledge to try to develop solutions to biological problems. His research experience has been very broad – from plant genetics at the beginning of his career to synthetic biology and development of genome-targeted diagnostics products. His research focuses on helping develop AAV vector therapies for genes involved in inherited retinal disorders.

Publications

2022
Gene Therapy in Opn1mw-/-/Opn1sw-/- Mice and Implications for Blue Cone Monochromacy Patients with Deletion Mutations.
Human gene therapy. 33(13-14):708-718 [DOI] 10.1089/hum.2021.298. [PMID] 35272502.
2021
Effects of Altering HSPG Binding and Capsid Hydrophilicity on Retinal Transduction by AAV.
Journal of virology. [DOI] 10.1128/JVI.02440-20. [PMID] 33658343.
2020
Novel AAV44.9-Based Vectors Display Exceptional Characteristics for Retinal Gene Therapy.
Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy. 28(6):1464-1478 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ymthe.2020.04.002. [PMID] 32304666.
2019
A Novel Mouse Model of MYO7A USH1B Reveals Auditory and Visual System Haploinsufficiencies.
Frontiers in neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnins.2019.01255. [PMID] 31824252.
2019
Somatic Gene Editing of GUCY2D by AAV-CRISPR/Cas9 Alters Retinal Structure and Function in Mouse and Macaque.
Human gene therapy. 30(5):571-589 [DOI] 10.1089/hum.2018.193. [PMID] 30358434.
2012
Gene therapy rescues photoreceptor blindness in dogs and paves the way for treating human X-linked retinitis pigmentosa.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109(6):2132-7 [DOI] 10.1073/pnas.1118847109. [PMID] 22308428.
2011
Maize rough endosperm3 encodes an RNA splicing factor required for endosperm cell differentiation and has a nonautonomous effect on embryo development.
The Plant cell. 23(12):4280-97 [DOI] 10.1105/tpc.111.092163. [PMID] 22138152.
2007
Sequence-indexed mutations in maize using the UniformMu transposon-tagging population.
BMC genomics. 8 [PMID] 17490480.

Education

Ph.D
2008 · University of Florida
M.S.
2000 · Louisiana State University
B.S.
1995 · Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima-Peru

Contact Details

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