Using Transposons to Deliver Gene Therapy


MSI PI Perry Hackett, a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (College of Biological Sciences and Medical School), is featured in a recent post on the College of Biological Science’s Connect blog. Professor Hackett performs research on the Sleeping Beauty transposon to try to develop ways that it can be used as a vector to deliver therapeutic genes to treat various genetic disorders. His current research at MSI focuses on using this method to treat mucopolysaccharidosis diseases. MSI resources such as the Galaxy bioinformatics computing platform are used for data analysis and model validation.