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Gavin Marcoe

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Gavin Marcoe

Research Technologist

Locations

  • Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
    925 N. 87th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Contact Information

Education

Undergraduate: BS, Cell/Molecular Biology and Chemistry, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Biography

I completed my undergraduate degrees in both Cell/Molecular Biology and Chemistry, with a focus on Human Biology. I was fortunate enough to work with Dr. Mark Schmitz, at UW – Sheboygan, on his Aquaponics/Tilapia system to organize and determine the effects of freshwater fish waste on varying agricultural plants. I have done other research and lab work during my time in University, but I am still looking for what I wish to pursue in graduate school.

Research Interests

rAAV vectors have limited coding capacity and so are unable to package large genes associated with the development of inherited retinal disease, such as Stargart’s (ABCA4) and Usher Syndrome (e.g. MYO7A, CDH23). I will be working on developing novel vectors that are capable of delivering large genes to photoreceptors in an attempt to overcome this limitation.