Washington National Primate Research Center

The Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (GTRM) Unit includes three core staff scientists with distinct research areas and a Vector and Cell Processing core. The goal of the unit is to develop novel therapies using gene therapy and genome editing, immunotherapy, stem cell transplantation and pluripotent stem cells. These therapies are aimed at a large variety of diseases including hematologic malignancies, genetic diseases such as hemoglobinopathies, HIV and cardiac diseases.

The unit currently includes three core investigators with many national and international collaborators and affiliates who maintain active research programs in the following areas:

  • Gene Therapy and Genome editing
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Cardiovascular Disease & Tissue Engineering
  • Cell and Gene Therapy applications for infections, genetic, and malignant diseases
  • Basic & Applied Adenovirus Research

Core Staff Scientists & Affiliates

Name WaNPRC Unit Position UW Department(s)
Hans-Peter Kiem Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Chief - Core Scientist Department of Medicine: Oncology and Pathology
Charles E. "Chuck" Murry Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Core Scientist Department of Medicine: Cardiology
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Bioengineering

André Lieber Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Core Scientist Department of Medicine:
Medical Genetics
Pathology
Christopher Peterson Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine GTRM Affiliate, Co-director: Vector and Cell Processing Core Department of Medicine: Oncology