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Dr. Shannon Boye Named Innovator of the Year

When selecting an Innovator of the Year, UF Innovate considers a researcher’s body of work and selects one who has made significant scientific contributions that have been licensed and taken to the marketplace, sometimes by the researcher launching a startup based on the discoveries. Dr. Shannon Boye is this year’s…

Arun Srivastava, PhD receives ‘Invention of the Year’ Award

Each of the six licensing teams chooses one Invention of the Year. Out of the 300 technologies disclosed in fiscal year 2023, licensing officers select one within their portfolio that stands out to them as having great potential. The inventions selected this year range from next-generation gene vectors to enzyme…

Tech Tuesday: Gene Therapy

In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we meet Dr. Shannon Boye, a researcher at the University of Florida, who is working to use gene therapy to restore or improve vision for people with genetic disorders causing poor eyesight or even blindness.

Faculty & Staff Spotlight | Fall 2023

Leadership Michael Haller, MD Elected to UF College of Medicine Faculty Council for a three-year term:2023-2024 – President-Elect2024-2025 – President2025-2026 – Past-President         …

Lyrics for Life boosts UF Health pediatric cancer research

The Lyrics for Life Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the platinum-selling band Sister Hazel, and Stop Children’s Cancer Inc. presented a $100,000 check to Paul Castillo, M.D., an assistant professor in the division of pediatric hematology and oncology at the UF College of Medicine. The gift was awarded…

John Ligon, MD Receives PCRF Research Grant

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), a nonprofit focused on transforming pediatric cancer care by accelerating research breakthroughs, today announced the 19 recipients of its 2023 research grants.  The researchers will receive $1,730,000 in funding to explore new and safer treatments for pediatric cancers. Of the recipients, six…

Manuela Corti Receives ASGCT New Investigator Award

Winners of the Outstanding New Investigator (ONI) Award come from academia, research foundations, government, or industry, and are recognized each year based on their contributions to the field of gene and cell therapy. Each awardee will present a keynote lecture at the ASGCT Annual Meeting highlighting their scientific accomplishments…