WEBINAR: Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

The Sickle Pan African Consortium Uganda (SPARCO) Strengthening Capacity for Clinical Care Research and Training in Sickle Cell Disease.(SCRT) project invites you to 1 day - 1 hour webinar next week on Wednesday 31st January 2023.


Topic: Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Date: Wednesday 31 January 2023

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moderator: Dr Ruth Namazzi

Speaker: Dr. Ashish Gupta

              Assistant Professor
              Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy
              University of Minnesota



Dr. Gupta's primary interest focuses on improving access and effective delivery of cell and gene therapy
interventions for children with sickle cell disease. Current treatment strategies for these children include use of
hematopoietic stem cell transplant to treat the underlying disorder in the hematopoietic system. He continues to
lead transplant and transplant-based gene therapy trials at University of Minnesota and has developed the
upper Midwest sickle cell treatment collaborative. He is also involved in an international collaboration with
physicians and public health team in Uganda to improve knowledge and access to curative therapies for sickle
cell disease. Dr.Gupta is also involved in treatment of rare disorders such as lysosomal storage diseases and
adrenoleukodystrophy. He is also the principal investigator for a rare disease registry and bio-specimen bank
for patients with adrenoleukodystrophy.


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